“a cross of iron.”

by jbkeenanjr


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This is a world in arms. This world in arms is not spending money alone; it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. . . . This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”

General Dwight Eisenhower’s first major address as President, delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 16, 1953,  “Chance for Peace.”

English: Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

English: Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)