This song has been in heavy rotation this week as our new president convenes his cabinet of generals. Led me to seek wisdom in the words of a past president and general.
I hate war as only a solider who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. - Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Dylan performed "Masters of War" in 1990 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hall at West Point on the eve of Eisenhower's 100th birthday. "Times They Are A-Changin': It's Dylan at West Point." (NY Times)
We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex - Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Some powerful versions of this song by Dylan and others.
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