Know Your Senators: J. William Fulbright

August 18, 2009 at 11:08 am | Posted in Historical, senate | Leave a comment
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J.W. Fulbright, March 22, 1943.

"J.W. Fulbright, March 22, 1943."

Power tends to confuse itself with virtue and a great nation is particularly susceptible to the idea that its power is a sign of God’s favor, conferring upon it a special responsibility for other nations – to make them richer and happier and wiser, to remake them, that is, in its own shining image. Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence. Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do God’s work.


James William Fulbright
(April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from 1945 to 1975.

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