Correspondence with William Benton
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE
May 23, 1947
I have been so busy answering the critics of our cultural program that I have been slow in answering its friends. your argument is irrefutable, and more and more people are coming to see it.
One advantage you have over most people is your first hand experience abroad. Have you had a chance to discuss this with any members of Congress, either personally or in writing? Will you be in Washington in the next two or three weeks, and if so will you let me arrange to have you meet some? Meanwhile, I'd like to use your letter if you have no objection.
Very sincerely yours,
Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
Union Theological Seminary
Broadway at 120th St.,
New York 27, N.Y.
Reinhold Niebuhr Papers: Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room