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James F. Byrnes

James F. Byrnes appears in the following:

Secretary of State James Byrnes: "The Temple of Peace Must Be Built Solidly"

Monday, August 13, 2012

WNYC

In two excerpts from speeches given in 1946 and 1947 by Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, one can see the tightrope he walked in the years immediately following World War II as the Cold War loomed.

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Secretary of State James Byrnes Address on US Foreign Policy

Saturday, January 11, 1947

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Force does not make right, but we must realize that in this imperfect world of ours, power as well as reason, does affect decisions. We have joined with our allies in ...

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Secretary of State James Byrnes Address on US Foreign Policy

Friday, October 18, 1946

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Earnest efforts to be patient, yet firm, have not been fairly criticized. We will continue to seek friendship with the Soviet Union. The temple of peace must be built solidly. Guard ...

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