Senate Speech

July 21, 1966


Washington, D.C.

Economic assistance is no magic cure; it will not abolish dictatorship, nor automatically remove oppression, and injustice; and given unwisely, it can even bolster the forces of reaction and hamper progress. But an adequate program of assistance can help to prevent oppression, can at least right the basic injustices of starvation and ignorance and degradation and want, in dozens of countries on four continents.