Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Richard Milhous Nixon (191394)
A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.
RICHARD M. NIXON, address before the National Association of Manufacturers, New York City, December 8, 1967.James J. Kilpatrick quoted a transcript in his syndicated column in The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., December 26, 1967, p. A13. Nixons topic was the war in our cities.