The Presidency and Our Role in and with the United Nations

  • William J. vanden Heuvel


I was a young man about to enter the military as the 1952 presidential election approached. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman had defined the principles of the politics that I believed in. As the Republicans chose a national hero of immense popularity, General Dwight Eisenhower, to be their candidate, Democrats were generally discouraged, believing that no candidate could successfully oppose him. The Democratic Convention convened in Chicago. The delegates were welcomed by the Governor of Illinois. He gave an electrifying speech. In a few short minutes, he restored a sense of hope, gave purpose to our history, and seemed prepared to lead us to Armageddon.


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