Address at the Sixth Annual Westside Community Conference, Columbia University, New York City

March 12, 1966


New York, NY

We are going to be held responsible for the failures and difficulties of Latin America. In many cases, this will be justified: we are further advanced; we are more fortunate; we do have a responsibility. But we are also going to be held accountable for far more than can fairly be laid at our door. This is a fact of life; it is important to understand that given the problems of Latin American educated classes, it can be no other way. So one consequence is that, if we are to judge our own actions fairly, Latin American criticisms of the United States should be placed in its proper perspective.