Frases de Dean Gooderham Acheson
Dean Gooderham Acheson
Data de nascimento: 11. Abril 1893
Data de falecimento: 12. Outubro 1971
Dean Gooderham Acheson foi um político estadunidense. Colaborou com os presidentes Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman e Kennedy, tendo exercido o cargo de secretário de Estado dos Estados Unidos da América. Promoveu a UNRRA e o Plano Marshall.
Recebeu o Prémio Pulitzer de História em 1970 por Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department.
Citações Dean Gooderham Acheson
„My memory... is of a department without direction, composed of a lot of busy people working hard and usefully but as a whole not functioning as a foreign office. It did not chart a course to be furthered by the success of our arms, or to aid or guide our arms. Rather it seems to have been adrift carried hither and yon by the currents of war or pushed about by collisions with more purposeful craft.“
„I am willing to join in your statement on the ground that I feel about the future of the United States whenever the President starts out on his travels the way the Marshal of the Supreme Court does when he opens a session of that Court. You will recall that he ends up his liturgy by saying "God save the United States for the Court is now sitting.“
— Dean Acheson
Grapes from Thorns (1972), page 67.