Goals for Americans: Programs for Action in the Sixties, Comprising the Report of the President's Commission on National Goals and Chapters Submitted for the Consideration of the Commission

Goals for Americans: Programs for Action in the Sixties, Comprising the Report of the President's Commission on National Goals and Chapters Submitted for the Consideration of the Commission

Goals for Americans: Programs for Action in the Sixties, Comprising the Report of the President's Commission on National Goals and Chapters Submitted for the Consideration of the Commission

Goals for Americans: Programs for Action in the Sixties, Comprising the Report of the President's Commission on National Goals and Chapters Submitted for the Consideration of the Commission

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Goals for Americans--the Report of the President's Commission on National Goals and the essays accompanying it--is designed to encourage informed discussion by the American public. The book will also provide a basis for deliberations by regional, state and municipal sessions of The American Assembly as well as by civic groups, classes and other discussion meetings.

President Eisenhower requested that the Commission be administered by The American Assembly, Columbia University, because of its status as a non-partisan educational institution and its established practices for encouraging wide consideration of public issues. The Assembly, founded by President Eisenhower in 1950 when he was President of Columbia, takes no official stand itself on any of the topics it presents.

Private financing and fiscal management of the Commission were provided under the auspices of the Assembly. The Commission wishes to record its gratitude to the following foundations, which gave financial support: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation (Racine), Richardson Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, U. S. Steel Foundation. The foundations are not responsible for the views stated in the Report or in the chapters.

A special word of gratitude is due to President Grayson Kirk and the Trustees of Columbia University for waiving the normal administrative charges for Assembly projects.

The Commission is appreciative of the efforts of members of the White House staff, who have assisted in every possible way without seeking to influence the Commission's work.

In devising methods to assure the widest possible circulation of the Report, the Commission has had the valuable, and unpaid, assistance of Messrs. Harold Brown, Merle Colby, Douglas Larsen, and Albert Zack. The Advertising Council will conduct a public service campaign to assist in wide circulation of the Report and essays.

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