Senate Speech

July 21, 1966


Washington, D.C.

We are increasingly an island of affluence and privilege in a world of desperate poverty— a world in revolution. It is a revolution for individual dignity, in societies where the individual has been submerged in a desperate mass. It is a revolution for self-sufficiency, in societies which have been forced to rely on more fortunate nations where their manufactured goods and their education, cotton textiles and calculus texts. And above all, it is a revolution to bring hope to the children.