The Challenges We Face: Edited and Compiled from the Speeches and Papers of Richard M. Nixon

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greater opportunities for personal freedom and personal expression. Our mission must not be simply the negative objective of the defeat of communism, but the positive goal of victory. And the victory we work for is not the victory of America over any other people, but the victory of all mankind -- the victory of knowledge over ignorance, of plenty over want, of health over disease, of freedom and justice over tyranny, wherever these evils may exist in the world.


2. Khrushchev in America4

I believe the decision to invite Mr. Khrushchev to come to the United States was correct. In indicating my reasons for reaching this conclusion, let me first remind you of the background from which I speak. I have made a comprehensive study of the philosophy, tactics, and strategy of communism as set forth by Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and other Communist leaders. On the basis of these studies, I know that Communists throughout the world are united in working for one objective -- Communist rule over all the people of the world.

I know from experience that the Communist Party in the United States, like all Communist Parties throughout the world, is directed and controlled from Moscow and has in the past and will in the future engage in espionage and subversion in order to serve the interests of Communist governments wherever they are opposed to those of the United States or other free nations. And I can vividly recall that not so long ago

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The material in this section is derived from the following sources:

Remarks before the Forty-first National Convention of the American Legion, Minneapolis, Minnesota. August 25, 1959. Remarks at the University of Chicago Law School Center Dedication Ceremonies, Chicago, Illinois. October 5, 1959. Remarks at the Centennial Session of the American Dental Association, New York, New York, September 14, 1959.

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