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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - William L. Shirer
A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis has given us a snapshot into the brave, new world of big government and why we should fear it.
As we see Americans who took part in one way or another in World War II begin to fade from the scene in large numbers, we start to understand the bittersweet feelings that overtook previous generations about other conflicts in our history. But there are many reasons why the term "greatest generation," now almost routinely applied to them, is not so hyperbolic.
The liberation of Paris by its own people is best put into perspective when compared with the disgraceful weeks of 1940, when, as William L. Shirer wrote in his 1969 book "The Collapse of the Third Republic," "this old parliamentary democracy, the world's second-largest empire, one of Europe's principal powers and perhaps its most civilized, and reputedly possessing one of the finest armies in the world, went down to utter military defeat, leaving its citizens, who had been heirs to a
"In between, lay the majority of Protestants," writes Shirer, "who seemed too timid to join either of the two warring groups, who sat on the fence and eventually, for the most part, landed in the arms of Hitler, accepting his authority to intervene in church affairs."