No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States.
-- George Washington
One of my favorite Presidents and turning points in history. See my latest entry.
The Marshall Plan was a great plan and obviously wildly successful. I've done a little bit of reading on Mr. Truman and I find him and his political career fascinating. He certainly seems to be a bit underrated, though history is proving kind to him.Thanks for stopping by my blog, please keep coming. I'll certainly keep checking your site for updates.
The Marshall Plan had to be sold as a humanitarian effort by George Marshall, even though it was actually a military plan drawn up by Dean Acheson to fight communism in western Europe (France and Italy were both teetering on the brink). In Acheson's memoirs, he notes that he authored the plan, but insisted Marshall, who was seen to be above partisan politics, sell it, so Republicans, who were wary of such a huge outlay, would vote for it.
Thanks Geoffrey, Si's blog post says somewhat the same thing concerning the fight against communism. A good lesson, I think.
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