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The eyes have it…

Readers will likely see Albert Einstein in photo below.  But if one rises from one’s desk chair, takes a few steps back (3-5 meters), and looks again…  a much more glamorous depiction.


As we question the testimony of our own eyes, we might recall that it was on this date in 1947, in a speech at Harvard, that Secretary of State (General) George Marshall called for an economic recovery plan for Europe– and The Marshall Plan was born.  (It was launched after a summit with European Leaders the following July.)  That the “European Recovery Program,” as it was officially called, was instrumental in the turn-around of the war-ravaged West of the continent is well known; perhaps less well-known is that The Marshall Plan offered the same aid to the USSR and its allies.  They demurred, fearing that they’d be “asked” to adopt capitalist practice.

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June 5, 2008 at 1:01 am

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