National Affairs: A POLICY OF TIMIDITY & FEAR

Excerpts from Douglas MacArthur's speech to the Texas legislature:

I HAVE been amazed, and deeply concerned, since my return, to observe the extent to which the orientation of our national policy tends to depart from the traditional courage, vision and forthrightness which has animated and guided our great leaders of the past, to be now largely influenced, if not indeed an some instances dictated, from abroad and dominated by fear of what others may think or others may do. Never before have we geared national policy to timidity and fear.

In Korea today, we have reached that degree of moral trepidation that...

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