"Killing is our business, and business is good"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 4 03:35:19 UTC 2005

On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Mullins, Bill wrote:

> Note that this is George S. Patton, JR. -- son of the WWII general.

You sound pretty definite about the origin of this quotation, whereas
quotations such as this don't usually have clearcut origins.  Do you have
any basis for the Patton son attribution?

Fred Shapiro

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