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The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace — not so much because of what it has done, but because of the excuses it has provided us for our own failures.




J. William Fulbright, 1905-1995, U. S. Senator (Democrat, AR), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Fulbright of Arkansas: The Public Positions of a Private Thinker, 1963

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J. William Fulbright
J. William Fulbright
  • Born: April 9, 1905
  • Died: February 9, 1995
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Fulbright is the longest serving chairman in the history of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist who supported the creation of the United Nations, he was also a segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto. Fulbright opposed McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee and later became known for his opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. His efforts to establish an international exchange program eventually resulted in the creation of a fellowship program which bears his name, the Fulbright Program.

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