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Secretary of State James Byrnes Address on US Foreign Policy

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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 against the belief that delays make armed conflict inevitable. The idea of the inevitability of conflict must not take hold. European prosperity will contribute to world prosperity. The right of every people to organize on collective will. We defend freedom everywhere. Human freedom and human progress are inseparable. Extend a hand of friendship to the people of the Soviet Union.

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Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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