On our Nation & our Future

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” is generally regarded as the greatest speech of the 20th century, but for me this speech, recorded just two years prior, is the most important, and prescient, speech not just of the 1960’s but of our modern era.

On this Thanksgiving, I hope that you can take the time in your post-Turkey food coma to watch Eisenhower’s farewell address. You’ve probably heard the military-industrial complex piece before, and that is certainly a highlight, but you’ve probably not heard the rest which is equally important.

There’s certainly much we have to be thankful for today but there’s also a lot of troubling developments, foreseen by this great man over half a century ago, that we as a nation still need to address. Food for thought.

 
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