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Emphasis, 1967-1971: Symposium on Contemporary Issues

Emphasis (1967 : The University of Alabama), James Reston discusses America in the world revolution

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World in Revolution
[Note: summary includes only the portion of the speech for which we have audio.] In his speech, Reston discusses America as the leader of the world revolution, starting the impulse back in 1776, and how it has lost track of that impulse. He says it has been especially distracted by Vietnam, and he spends a great deal of time talking about the consequences of assumption that we had to resort to using military power to solve the conflict. He says we didn’t recognize that China and the Soviet Union are not as determined as they once were to take over the world, and we might still not realize this after we win get out of Vietnam. He calls on America to return to its own sense of revolution: eradicating the causes of war, such as “hunger, ignorance, and nationalistic selfishness.”
sound recordings
Reston, James, 1909-1995
EBSCO Industries
University of Alabama; University of Alabama. Student Government Association
The University of Alabama Libraries (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Date Created
1967 March 16 1967-03-16
Physical Description
1 open reel tape
United States--Alabama--Tuscaloosa County--Tuscaloosa
United States--Foreign relations--China
United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
Military policy--United States
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Alabama--Tuscaloosa
Document Type
sound recording-nonmusical


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Emphasis, 1967-1971: Symposium on Contemporary Issues

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