General Douglas MacArthur on the war economy

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Quote by General Douglas MacArthur:

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war.

Speech to the Michigan legislature, in Lansing, Michigan (15 May 1952).


Category: Economy, War

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  1. Just because he was something of a martinette and as asshole doesn’t mean he wasn’t occasionally spot-on brilliant.

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