Title: Cost of Arms
Every gun made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money, alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The cost of one modern bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than thirty cities. It is two electric power plants each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete highway.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense.
Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a Cross of Iron.
Dwight David Eisenhower