15. 6/18/1959

" 'If you go and live with these Arabs,' President [Dwight] Eisenhower told [Director of Central Intelligence] Allen Dulles and the assembled members of the National Security Council [on June 18, 1959], 'you will find that they simply cannot understand our ideas of freedom and human dignity. They have lived so long under dictatorships of one kind or another, how can we expect them to run successfully a free government?' "

 – Legacy of Ashes, Tim Weiner, 6/18/1959

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