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Sunday, March 15, 2015

We hope

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* The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex:

In his farewell address in January 1961, Pres. Dwight Eisenhower famously cautioned the American public to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”
Today it’s routine for critics of wasteful military spending to cite Eisenhower’s warning. Unfortunately, Eisenhower did not warn us that the military-industrial complex would become increasingly malignant as it morphed into less obvious forms.
It’s now deeply embedded in the fiber of the American political system, academia, the civilian leadership of the Defense Department and—increasingly—the White House itself.

* Review: Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, by Harold Holzer.

* Pretty: The Colorful Front-Gabled Italianate Homes at Damen and 33rd.

* Ten years ago.

* That you will love we, too.....

Posted by Marie at March 15, 2015 9:14 PM