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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1445
AUTHOR:Theodore Draper (1912–  )
QUOTATION:We have, in truth, resorted to power [in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam] because our politics has failed. Since no politician can afford to admit this, we must pretend that we are resorting to power in order to make our politics succeed.
ATTRIBUTION:THEODORE DRAPER, Abuse of Power, p. 164 (1967).
SUBJECTS:Power
 
 
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