History, to be reckoned with but not to be repeated slavishly, might say something about the “guns and butter” issue. Between two World Wars, we can reexamine trends in foreign versus domestic policy. Herbert Hoover, whatever accomplishments he made (and there were some) did not correctly ascertain the depth of global economic issues nor the fallout among returning veterans. Will any of this help to disengage from Quagmire Two after suffering tectonic changes from Quagmire One?
Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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