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(Politico)   How the war to end all wars shaped the bureaucracy to end all bureaucracies   ( divider line
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897 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Aug 2014 at 5:06 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-08-08 10:30:43 AM
2014-08-08 05:10:13 PM  

DrPainMD: [ image 850x556]

Except Wilson tried to actually warn European leaders they were just resetting the clock.  He had some boneheaded moments, but he wasn't ignoring reality for a soundbite.
2014-08-08 05:39:56 PM  
And thus, the military-industrial complex was born.

// and not so much "born" then as "hit puberty"
// or centralized, to kill the metaphor entirely
2014-08-08 05:49:25 PM  
Wow, DC sure has changed in the last century. That photo essay was remarkable.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-08 05:59:49 PM  
One of those office dwellers was Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt. Perhaps that's when he learned to stop worrying and love large government.
2014-08-08 06:14:56 PM  
Subby has never been to India or the PRC.
2014-08-08 06:22:04 PM  
The federal government was a couple of decades into that evolution by the time of World War I. The rampant problems of allowing the robber barons to run roughshod over society had peaked during the two Cleveland administrations. There were several people who helped modernize the Federal government - Roosevelt, Brandeis, Root.
2014-08-08 10:51:57 PM  

2wolves: Subby has never been to India or the PRC.

This, Russia still has a fairly impressive one as well.
2014-08-09 01:02:41 AM  
Worst president of the 20th century.
2014-08-09 09:05:46 AM  
"The American Protective League, a vast national network of amateur spies authorized by the Department of Justice."

I wonder what cute, non-threatening name will be used for the modern day version.
2014-08-09 12:57:17 PM  

jigger: Worst president of the 20th century.

The article on Coolidge was last week.
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