Cold War Opinion in America
I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.
-- Harry S. Truman ( Gati, 1974, pp. 6-7)
What is our battle against communism if it is not a fight between anti-God and a belief in the Almighty.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Parenti, 1969, p. 64)
I believe that we can check the Communist advance, that we can turn it back, and that we can, in this century, provide for the ultimate victory of freedom over slavery.
-- John F. Kennedy ( Destler et al., 1984, p. 51)
It may seem melodramatic to say that the United States and Russia represent Good and Evil. But if we think of it that way, it helps to clarify our perspective on the world struggle.
-- Richard M. Nixon ( Keen, 1986, p. 31)
The march of freedom and democracy will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history.
-- Ronald Reagan ( Stoesinger, 1985, p. 292)
First there were dinosaurs, then there were cavemen, then there were Russians, and then there were people.
-- Casey, age 5