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Quotation by John Dos Passos
bald-headed official in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Ben Evans in The Forty-Second Parallel, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bill Cermak in The Big Money, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bob Henslowe in Three Soldiers Houghton Mifflin Company (1964) Bum in Fortune Heights Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934)
The point is that nationalism, even in its latest madhouse frenzies under Mussolini and Hitler, is still, like advertising, an arm of big business. Nations as we know them today, were the invention of business and it is natural that business should still consider itself slightly above patriotism and that the strongest international should still be the international of profits.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "The World's Iron, Our Blood, and Their Profits," Industrial Democracy (The Student Outlook) (October 1934).
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