Quiz 4 the day: Who said this?
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.
Answer: President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.
Bonus question: What was his political party?
Quoted in Jill Lepore’s short history of the military-industrial complex in this week’s New Yorker. Read it here.
The fiscal cliff deal was a “crony capitalist blowout,” in the words of the Wall Street Journal. Bill Moyers explains why:
New from the National Priorities Project:
The only thing stronger than money in politics is an informed electorate.
Find the report here.