President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

“We must be alert to the …. danger that public policy could become the captive of a scientific/technological elite”

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9 Responses to President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

  1. Disillusioned says:

    Thank you.

  2. Cam says:

    He waited until his farewell address to warn about the MIC but did nothing to stop it during his 8 years in office.

    • Disillusioned says:

      I think he knew (or at least highly suspected) the consequences of that. His successor bucked the system just a little, and he unwittingly ended up in the middle of an outdoor shooting gallery.

  3. G W Smith says:

    Eisenhower and Reagan were the last to really understand power and foreign relations while riding a rapidly changing society moving at jet speed into the future..

  4. JAL says:

    This speech is one of the most important by a President in the last 100 years. Incredible foresight, way back in January 1961. There were 21 drafts, beginning in 1959.

  5. Walter says:

    This is always a haunting speech. I reminder that we must stay vigilant.

  6. Windsong says:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci was a junior at Holy Cross in 1961. How did Ike know…?

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