Walt Rostow, fully Walt Whitman Rostow, aka W.W. Rostow
Rostow, fully Walt Whitman Rostow, aka W.W. Rostow
American Economist and Political Theorist, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs
It is a legitimate American national objective to see removed from all nations—including the United States—the right to use substantial military force to pursue their own interests. Since this residual right is the root of national sovereignty and the basis for the existence of an international arena of power, it is, therefore, an American interest to see an end to nationhood as it has been historically defined.
We seem bent upon saving the Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh, even if we have to kill them and demolish their country to do it... I do not intend to remain silent in the face of what I regard as a policy of madness which, sooner or later, will envelop my son and American youth by the millions for years to come.