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Harry S. Truman
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan, instituted the Truman Doctrine to contain communism (1884-1972)
  • Harry Truman, of all people, comes to mind, when he said, concerning his administration's programs, "We'll just try them —and if they don't work — why then we'll just try something else."
    Part 3 (69% in)
  • And what Harry Truman said, really, was nothing different from the practical, pragmatic attitude of any laboratory scientist or any engineer or any mechanic when he's not thinking "objectively" in the course of his daily work.
    Part 3 (69% in)

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