Sunday, July 21, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

“Today, the expenditures of billions of dollars every year on weapons acquired for the purpose of making sure we never need them is essential to the keeping of peace. But surely, the acquisition of such idle stockpiles, which can only destroy and never create, is not the only – much less the most efficient – means of assuring peace.”

american-unversity
Today, the expenditures of billions of dollars every year on weapons acquired for the purpose of making sure we never need them is essential to the keeping of peace. But surely, the acquisition of such idle stockpiles, which can only destroy and never create, is not the only - much less the most efficient - means of assuring peace.
— John F. Kennedy
June 10, 1963