Harrell Beck

The Wisdom of Harrell Beck

What’s Good for the World


I belong to a culture that has lived by the assumption that “What’s good for us is good for the world.” It is touch and go as to whether we will be able to make the transition to the proposition that “What would be good for the world would be good for us.” I love my country. I love my flag – but I would like to serve my nation with my conscience. I’m smart enough to know that a real patriot is not just concerned with the external strength of his nation but with the internal condition of its soul.

Harrell F. Beck January 31st, 1974