Haynes Johnson of the Washington Star Syndicate asked about the chances of similar riots across the country.
Cavanagh said that Congress was indifferent to the issues that many Americans faced.
“What will it profit this country if we, say, put a man on the moon by 1970 and at the same time you can’t walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without some fear of violence,” Cavanagh said. “We may be able to pacify every village in Vietnam over a period of years but what good does it do if we can’t pacify the American cities.”
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