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David McCullough on: MacArthur's Place in History
David McCullough MCCULLOUGH: I think that history will rightly remember Douglas MacArthur as a glamorous, patriotic, often brilliant, sometimes not so brilliant, infinitely interesting American leader, who was as gifted at holding center stage as any of the other great actors of his time, like Roosevelt and Churchill. And you couldn't react indifferently to Douglas MacArthur. You couldn't shrug your shoulders at Douglas MacArthur. There was nothing bland about him, nothing passive about him, nothing dull about him. And there's no question about his patriotism, there's no question about his courage, and there's no question, it seems to me, about his importance as one of the protagonists of the 20th century.

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