Creighton Abrams

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 - September 4, 1974) was a United States Army General who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968-72.

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  • Give a soldier an anvil, just a hunk of metal, and drive him out into the desert and leave him. In two weeks - when you go to get him, the anvil will be broken.
    • On the need for a soldier proof tank.
  • When eating an elephant take one at a time.

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