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d.(I admit it--I cheated)
I would have guessed Big Ike.JRP
Me, too. (Sounds like it could have been part of his "Military Industrial Complex" speech.) But if Tom says he looked it up and it's someone else, I guess we're both wrong.
Bob,Exactly what I was thinking.I'll be curious to see who it was. The terminology doesn't sound like it could predate early 20th century by much, and there wouldn't be much point to Victor making a joke about it unless it was ironic. (Which is why I thought of Ike, but maybe he's too famous for blowing the whistle on the MIC despite being a Republican.)Dramatic logic points toward someone like Ronald Reagan. So since Tom confirms it isn't (c), that'll be my guess.JRP
Well, I just googled it myself, and have to admit I'm shocked! Jason, you're WAY OFF (and so was I)!!!
He also said this:"In church it occurred to me that it is time for the public to hear that the giant evil and danger in this country, the danger which transcends all others, is the vast wealth owned or controlled by a few persons. Money is power. In Congress, in state legislatures, in city councils, in the courts, in the political conventions, in the press, in the pulpit, in the circles of the educated and the talented, its influence is growing greater and greater."
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