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AUTHOR: Dean Rusk (1909–94)
QUOTATION: We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks.
ATTRIBUTION: DEAN RUSK, secretary of state, testimony, May 4, 1967.—Foreign Assistance Act of 1967, hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, 90th Congress, 1st session, part 4, p. 844 (1967).
SUBJECTS: Foreign aid