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

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What can we do?

We must practice equality at home as effectively as we talk it abroad.

We must be more judicious and selective in the people we send overseas.

Our tourists should be better briefed on our national problems abroad.

We must have more people from abroad see us as we are at home.

We must do a far more effective job in telling the true story of our progress toward brotherhood.

And we have made some real progress. The very fact that Americans are so concerned about denial of voting rights, denial of adequate education, denial of employment opportunities to our Negro citizens is, itself, a sure sign of progress.

The truth is America's most potent weapon. We cannot enlarge upon the truth. But we can and must intensify our efforts to make that truth more shining.


7. Forgotten Peoples32

Generally speaking, the American people and our government have a long and honorable tradition, insofar as our attitude toward refugees is concerned. There have been some exceptions, but when we look over the history of this country from the very beginning, our people and our government have opened their hearts, their homes, and their pocketbooks to people in distress, wherever they may be in the world.

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The material in this section is derived from the Vice President's Address to the White House Refugee Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 21, 1959.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Publisher's Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Part One - America: Its Heritage and Mission 1
  • 1. the Pioneer Spirit 3
  • 2. Our Legacy from the Old World 11
  • Part Two - Coexistence and Survival 21
  • 1. the Soviet Challenge 23
  • 2. Khrushchev in America 36
  • Part Three - U.S. Foreign Policy: Peace with Freedom and Justice 47
  • 1. the Rule of Law 49
  • 2. Foreign Aid 61
  • 3. the Pursuit of Peace 81
  • 4. Foreign Policy in Action: Latin America 91
  • 5. Foreign Policy in Action: Africa 104
  • 6. Foreign Policy in Action: Lebanon 115
  • 7. Foreign Policy in Action: Communist China 122
  • Part Four - Democracy at Worke 129
  • 1. Politics and Leadership 131
  • 2. Strength for Peace and Freedom 141
  • 3. a Dynamic Economy for America 147
  • 4. the Challenge to American Education 160
  • 5. Labor and the Steel Strike 171
  • 6. Civil Rights 181
  • 7. Forgotten Peoples 188
  • Part Five - Mission to the Soviet Union 193
  • 1. Russia as I Saw It 195
  • 2. the "Kitchen Debate" 219
  • 3. America Accepts the Challenge 227
  • 4. a Talk to the Russian People 235
  • Mr. Nixon's Life in Brief 247
  • Index 249
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