The test for aid to poor nations is therefore whether it makes them capable of being productive. If it fails to do so, it is likely to make them even poorer in the – not so very – long run.
Dean Acheson, Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (1969)
Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.Dean Acheson
Vietnam was worse than immoral — it was a mistake.Dean Acheson
How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country.Dean Acheson
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