the Soviets detonated an atomic bomb in 1949, Dulles became convinced
that the U.S. needed a nuclear arsenal to deter Communist expansion,
stating April 11, 1955:
"Men face the great dilemma of whether
to use force to resist aggression which imposes conditions which
violate the moral law and the concept that man has his origins and his
destiny in God."
Dulles negotiated the Peace Treaty with Japan.
In a toast to Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles stated September 3, 1955:
is an awful thing. God grant that we have seen the last of it. But war
in this case made the people of our two countries know each other as
was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations, to which he
was the U.S. Ambassador, 1945-49, and served under President Eisenhower
as U.S. Secretary of State.
On April 11, 1955, John Foster Dulles addressed the Fifth Annual All-Jesuit Alumni Dinner:
"Peace is a goal which men above always sought. It is a goal which we
particularly think of at this Easter Season when we commemorate the
resurrection of the Prince of Peace."
the 1954 Geneva Conference, Dulles reportedly refused to shake hands
with the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, as
he had been instrumental in consolidating control under Mao Zedong's
Communist Party, whose policies resulted in an estimated 80 million
John Foster Dulles called Communism as "Godless terrorism," stating at the Jesuit Alumni Dinner, April 11, 1955:
we read in the Holy Scriptures, was made a little lower than the
angels. Should man now be made little higher than domesticated animals
which serve the purpose of their human masters?"
In 1955, Dulles was named Man of the Year in Time Magazine and in 1959, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom.
Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., is named for him.
"The government of the United States...was founded as an experiment in human liberty," he explained April 11, 1955., continuing:
institutions reflect the belief of our founders that all men were
endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights and had duties
prescribed by moral law.
They believed that human institutions
ought primarily to help men develop their God-given possibilities and
that our nation, by its conduct and example, could help men everywhere
to find the way to a better and more abundant life.
Our nation...developed...spiritual and economic vigor the like of which the world had never seen."
son, John W.F. Dulles was a history professor at the University of
Texas at Austin; his daughter, Lillias Hinshaw, was a Presbyterian
minister; and another son, Avery Dulles, became the first American
priest to be directly appointed a Cardinal.
On May 7, 1954, in reply to a question from a Danish student, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles stated:
"Neighborly love, in political actions, means loving others, based on
the brotherhood that was created with God as the Father of all.
means that the political power of any government must be considered an
opportunity, not to favor individuals but to do well for all."
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles warned:
"Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith that gave them birth.
Our greatest need is to regain confidence in our spiritual heritage."