country, in recent years, had devoted far more of its wealth and energies to putting food into the stomachs, and clothes on the backs, of the Chinese and Iranians, and less to constructing atom bombs, jet planes, and other armaments.
Such thoughts are, today, not popular. As Lincoln said, in appraising his second inaugural address, “Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world. It is a truth which, I think, needed to be told, and as whatever of humiliation there is in it falls most directly on myself, I think others might afford for me to tell it.”