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Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.  - Douglas MacArthur
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Source/Notes:
"A Father's Prayer". As quoted in "General MacArthur: Wisdom and Visions", compiled by Edward T. Imparato, Turner Publishing Company, 2000, p. 158

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Born: January 26, 1880

Died: April 5, 1964 (aged 84)

Nationality: American

Occupation: General

Bio: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr.

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