Sunday, October 14, 2007


September 20, 1961 The White House...

The President was in excellent form - very lively, pungent, and vigorous. I was delighted to see that he was particularly concerned with the role of the business community. He began by saying that he was struck by the paradox that, while labor leaders individually were often mediocre and selfish, labor as a body took generally enlightened positions on the great issues; while businessmen were often enlightened as individuals but invariably took hopeless positions on public issues. He said several times that he now understood FDR's attitude toward the business community.

- From the journals of Arthur M. Schlesinger, White House Aid.


Blogger pigatschmo said...

I thought JFK was left-handed.

9:54 PM  

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