Letters, Jul. 9, 1945

"Weakness Can Promote Nothing"


... A strange piece of news is the serious controversy over the peacetime draft. No one wants war less than I or any other soldier, but I can't believe that anyone, even the most cloistered educator, believes that greatness is a by-product of weakness. Power can be used to promote either a great evil or a great good, but weakness can promote nothing.

Until the nations of the world understand each other better there are bound fo be times in the future when the rights and liberties of America...

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