Speech in New York

May 28, 1964


New York

The individual man, in whose hands democracy must put its faith and its fate, is capable of great heights of achievement. He is also capable of infinite degradation. Fortunately most of our institutions have safe-guards which ultimately unseat a man when power results in arrogance and corruption. But often before justice is done the very institutions and values by which we attempt to order our lives can be undermined.