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THE BLEEDING QF AMERICA _ Rie, ae od we By Herman H. Dinsmore \ Herman H. Dinsmore THE BLEEDING OF AMERICA To. ate (eo Bi, Gol? a THE BLEEDING OF AMERICA by Herman H. Dinsmore “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."—George Santayana, American philosopher, in The Life of Reason, 1905-6. The Bleeding of America is written for the many millions who could not know the past in the fullness necessary for them to prevent a repetition of it. “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!’'—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1831. To passion and party must be added ignorance and the fear that comes from un- certainty; hence this book. Copyright © 1974, by Herman H. Dinsmore All Rights Reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions Printed in the United States of America First Printing: September, 1974 Second Printing: December, 1974 MOCOA PRESS 610 Cathedral Parkway 8D New York, New York 10025