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Feb 12, 2006 5:29 am


Who Said This?



“On you of the younger generation falls the immediate responsibility. On the one hand, you have the right to allow the drifting to consolidation and centralization of government to continue. If you do this you do so with your eyes open to the fact that it is a new experiment, that it may work, but that no stages of the world’s history give examples where it has worked. Every previous great concentration of power has been followed by some form of great disaster.”

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Modern Education and the Government,” June 10, 1929 in Contemporary Speeches. Compiled by James N. O’Neill and Floyd K. Riley (New York: The Century Company, 1930), 18.


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