Kennan Warns of the Danger of the U.S. becoming like the Soviet Communists

"Finally, we must have the courage and self-confidence to cling to our own methods and conceptions of human society. After all, the greatest danger that can befall us in coping with this problem of Soviet communism is that we shall allow ourselves to become like those with whom we are coping."

George Kennan, "The Necessity of Containment" (1946)