Eisenhower Speech on the Societal Costs of Military Industrial Complex

An excerpt of a 1961 speech by President Eisenhower cautioning the people on the toil that the investment in military industrial complex takes on every field of human life, resources, freedom and livelihood. The relation between his words and the status quo of the world today is as wise as it is accurate.

“The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist, we must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.”  – Dwight D. Eisenhower


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