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"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex." --Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eisenhower's farewell address, January 17, 1961


"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind." --Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller (p. 56, ch. 5)

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1961 is the 961st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade.

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