字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 I won a national championship with an original oration in 1953 or 54. And the name of this speech was peace or freedom. No presage of my later point of view, this speech, that the Communist menace was indeed a menace. And if we were serious about being good Democrats and Christians, then we would get our act together and do something about those Russians. Now, while we had the military advantage while the A bomb, as we still thought at that point, it wasn't true. But we still thought that the A bomb was our exclusive advantage. So why not use it now? Why wait around for the diabolical step before the evil empire Thio catch up with us? And that was at the same time, a period in which I thought of myself as as a working class trade union liberal. My father was for 30 years a worker and a Goodyear tire and rubber, and, uh, he was a good union man, and I inherited from him the sense that but he had some responsibility towards its members against the philosophy of the devil. Take the hind. Most argued against that, but I think I was a lot like a lot of people in that period. Frantic contradiction between liberal views as to domestic questions and really harshly conservative views as to the problem of the communist menace.