The Wise Men

The Wise Men

Six Friends and the World They Made

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,, 2013
ISBN: 9781476728827
Branch Call Number: 327.2 Is1w
Characteristics: 853 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Evan, Thomas

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stedder
Oct 21, 2017

Hey, rpavlacic, "purview" isn't a verb. It's a noun. Only. You could look it up.

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rpavlacic
Feb 18, 2015

Six members of the Old Boys Club (literally -- they were all educated at some of the snottiest high schools in America) who went above themselves in the call to public duty. They saw the dangers of communism when most people still viewed the Soviet Union as an ally, they predicted that Korea was a timebomb, and they purviewed the insanity of Vietnam. In fact, some of them continued to give advice to Presidents well into the mid 1980s. It gave me a bit of sadness to read this book and realize that if there are wise men and women still out there, they are being silenced in the name of political expediency -- which serves no one in the long term.

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