Speech in Chicago

August, 1963


Chicago, IL

However wise our efforts may be in unconventional diplomacy and unconventional warfare, however sensible our diversity of weapons and strategy, however great our military power and determined our counteroffensive of ideas, there is yet another obstacle to our opening to the future. That is the image of the future we project by our own example. What substance can we provide for the international hopes we can kindle? Thus we end where we began. We must get our own house in order. We must because it is right. We must because it is might.