Apart from his achievements as a general and statesman, I consider Douglas MacArthur to have had considerable poetic talent.
When I was asked to design a War Memorial at Morotai’s Air Kaca, where MacArthur built his wife a bathroom, I looked at the words of Churchill, Roosevelt and Curtin first but there was almost always far too much political purpose in the things they said.
When I looked at MacArthur’s words, I found much more lasting truth.
So I consider him a great Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere.
Geoff Fox, 26th of January (Douglas MacArthur’s birthday) 2022, Down Under
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