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"Known and Unknown"
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:02:45 pm »
Rumsfeld may not be everyones cup of tea, but i am really enjoying the book.  there is so much recent history in there and it's interesting to refresh on events.  also interesting to get a view of the inside workings of several admins, from his point of view.  

i am only distressed to find there is so much i have forgotten....stuff that has happened in my lifetime!  :?
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville