Wednesday, February 9, 2011

And The Moon is A Harsh Mistress

Once and future secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld caught Richard Nixon in a lyrical mood during a meeting in January 1994, a few months before Nixon's death. Among other somewhat more hard-boiled Nixonian reflections, Rumsfeld noted this one in a memo to his file:
The earth is a generous mother. It will provide abundance if we will cultivate her, the soil, in peace and justice.

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