Political commentator Walter Lippmann on the duty of public servants in a tribute to statesman John Foster Dulles (namesake of the Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia) who died on May 24, 1959: :

Perhaps the highest function of a public servant in a free and democratic society is to preserve its oneness as a community while he fights the battle which divide it. John Foster Dulles never lost sight of that. He never forgot, as so many public men do, that after the issue which is up for debate is settled, those who took part in the debate must still live and work together. That is the reason way among his countrymen there is no rancor, and why the sorrow of his opponents and critics is genuine.

Source: Dulles: A Tribute, Today and Tomorrow, May 26, 1959

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