Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Richard Milhous Nixon (191394)
If, when the chips are down, the worlds most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world.
President RICHARD M. NIXON, address to the nation on the situation in Southeast Asia, April 30, 1970.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1970, p. 409.