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Dear Students, Here are links to the two speeches of President Eisenhower that I referred to at the end of my March 2 lecture. They provide both transcripts and an audio recording for download. This first one, known as the "Chance for Peace" or "Cross of Iron speech," was delivered April 16, 1953 and regarded the Cold War and the costs of war, whether hot or cold. In it, President Eisenhower compared the costs of military equipment with other needs of the domestic population, such as hospitals, schools, food, and shelter. http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3357 The second one is President Eisenhower's farewell address if January 17, 1961, when he was to leave
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Unformatted text preview: the White House. It is sometimes known as his "Military-Industrial Complex" speech, since he expresses his concerns of an overly dependent relationship between the arms industry and the federal government. Likewise, he expressed concern over the greater dependence of research upon federal funds. In both cases, one should ask whether the government, and by extension, the public, is getting a good return on their investment. http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3361...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PUBLIC POL 090 taught by Professor Rossi during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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