[Ads-l] "There's No Good Way To Kill a Bad Idea."

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 2 19:32:04 EDT 2017


Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 3, September 1989, page 121.

Book review, Assignment Pentagon. The Insider’s guide to the Potomac Puzzle Palace.

"Smith has a sharp ear for Pentagon truisms (forgetting only the oft-proved Pentagon aphorism that you can’t kill a bad idea); and he provides a strong and perceptive closing analysis of likely Pentagon changes in the 1990s that examines subjects ranging fro the electronic office to the role of the JCS Vice Chairman."

HathiTrust.



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Not the full quote, but getting there:

https://books.google.com/books?id=DaQm_hqLCBQC&pg=PA14&dq=%22to+kill+a+bad+idea%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1_c6-gNLTAhUE4SYKHaImB_UQ6AEIHDAA

On May 2, 2017 3:56 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

It seems to me that this is an old saw that's been around since ca.1945-55,
at least. But there are only 57 hits, going back only about ten years.
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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