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LESSONS FROM THE COLD WAR AND FOR TODAY

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    mbuggiehposted 4 years ago

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    Harry S Truman noted:

    “[We are] going to continue to fight communism. Now I am going to tell you how we are not going to fight communism. We are not going to transform our fine FBI into a Gestapo secret police. That is what some people would like to do. We are not going to try to control what our people read and say and think. We are not going to turn the United States into a right-wing totalitarian country in order to deal with a left-wing totalitarian threat.”

    Is President Truman's message one that Americans (people and government) need to hear in 2013?

    (PHOTO CREDIT: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … Truman.jpg (public domain)

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Did they need to hear it in the first place?
      If your system is so desirable nothing will change it. If it's ready for change only totalitarianism will preserve it.

  2. innersmiff profile image74
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    I think it's a needed message in this age of fear of terrorism. We don't need to become bad to fight bad.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      With the fall of the USSR we saw an end to the threat of reds under our beds.
      Terrorism makes a handy replacement.

      1. innersmiff profile image74
        innersmiffposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, and then when that goes away it will change to aliens or something.

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          Hxprofposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's true....there's always an enemy.  I do agree with you innresmiff-we don't need to become bad to fight any enemy, be it communists, fascists or freakin' aliens.

 
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