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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!  :?
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville