Does politics have to be injected into everything?
Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
As far as I was concerned the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred my parents would have given me my college education. As it was I had to scrabble for it.
If education does not create a need for the best in life then we are stuck in an undemocratic rigid caste society.
Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces like discrimination in housing or in education.
Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
I don’t have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
In the Peace Corps the volunteer must be a fully developed mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.
The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.