POLITICAL NOTES: Reluctant Decision

If Harry Truman was really looking for a working definition of "statism" (see The Presidency), New York's Senator John Foster Dulles was happy to oblige. "Statism," said Dulles, "represents man's conceit that he can build better than God. God created men & women with great moral possibilities . . . But sometimes those in power lose faith in their fellow men . . . They take more & more of the fruits of human labor, so that they may, as they think, do more & more for human welfare . . . That process . . . makes human beings...

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