The Greatest Generation - The Arena, pgs. 357-376 Summary & Analysis

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The Arena, pgs. 357-376 Summary and Analysis

Some of the World War II generation are successful in the private sector and accept assignments in the public sector. Caspar Weinberger is one of these people. Caspar is from San Francisco and the son of a Jewish father and Episcopalian mother. He enters Harvard in 1934 and majors in English literature and political science. He also works on the Crimson, the student newspaper. He receives a law degree and enters the Army. After Officer Candidate School., he is sent to Australia and assigned to MacArthur headquarters as an intelligence officer. After the war, he practices law in California and becomes active in politics. He becomes a Reagan advisor and Secretary of Defense where he pioneers the Strategic Defense Initiative. He vastly increases military spending. Weinberger eventually becomes the publisher of Forbes magazine.

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