Quotation by Jeane Kirkpatrick

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.
Jeane Kirkpatrick (b. 1926), U.S. public official. "Dictatorship and Double Standards," Commentary (New York, Nov. 1979).
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