The Advocates-Nicolaus Mills and George C. Marshall February 13, 2008


“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

February 13, 2008

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to its live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. Today’s topic is George C. Marshall, one our most famous Americans. Our guest is Mr. Nicolaus Mills, Professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, in Bronxville, New York, will talk about Marshall and his new book on the impact of the Marshall Plan. Professor Mills has been a member of the Sarah Lawrence literature faculty since 1972.


George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) was appointed a General of the Army with a Five-Star designation of December 16, 1944. He was the first Army general to achieve that rank along with Admiral William D. Leahy of the Navy. Marshall served as America’s longest serving Chief of Staff of the Army, from September 1939 until the end of the Second World War in 1945. He served as President Truman’s special emissary to China in 1945 was later appointed as the 50th United States Secretary of State in January 1947 and served until January 1949.  He later served as the 3rd United States Defense Secretary from September 1950 to September 1951. Marshall was recognized as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in both 1944, and 1948, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. He introduced what was later to be known as the Marshall Plan at a speech at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. 


Professor Mills is the author of the newly released book, Winning the Peace, The Marshall Plan & America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower. He serves on the editorial board of Dissent, and is a contributor to the American Prospect, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of numerous books, which include: Arguing Immigration, The New Killing Fields, The Lost Battle, the Fight for a National WWII Memorial, Like a Holy Crusade; Mississippi, 1964, 50 Years of Dissent, The Triumph of Meanness, Culture in an Age of Money, Debating Affirmative Action, and The Great School Bus Controversy.


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Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


Richard J. Garfunkel 








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