Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex

In this profound speech, Eisenhower argued that beneath the glorious 1950’s lurked a social institution that had grown out of control — much like the social hierarchy of the time. President Dwight Eisenhower could have walked away from a remarkable career in public service rather quietly, but no, instead he decided to do the right thing by dropping the ‘military industrial complex’ bomb on everyone. A former five star general inextricably linked to the military, says, hey everyone, I think we’ve created a monster here, we’d better be careful because its susceptible to corruption – and no one seemed to listen?

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