Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: Tours Germany with State Department

Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: Tours Germany with State Department

Correspondence with William Benton


May 23, 1947

Dear Reinhold:

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,
Bill Benton
William Benton

Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
Union Theological Seminary
Broadway at 120th St.,
New York 27, N.Y.

Reinhold Niebuhr Papers: Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room

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Paul Elie

is senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.

Jean Bethke Elshtain

is an author and Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Robin Lovin

is Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and the author of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism.