dimanche 28 octobre 2007

How General MacArthur allowed Japan to become First Quality Industrial Nation - part I

This is not a story you expect. And it's the sort of lesson that's so important that we as a society have already forgotten it.

Homer Sarasohn, who lives with his wife in a retirement complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a gentle man with an owl-like face, Sarasohn never planned to go to Japan. He really wanted to be a gynecologist, but couldn't afford to go to medical school during the Depression. So Sarasohn fell back on his undergraduate physics degree, and went to work before the war designing radio transmitters. When the Second World War came along, he served as a paratrooper, then later resumed his radio work, joining the staff of the MIT Radiation Laboratory.

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