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The Dictatorship of Data

Robert McNamara epitomizes the hyper-rational executive led astray by numbers.

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President John F. Kennedy meets with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the Cabinet Room, 1962

When discussing the Cuban missile crisis in Robert McNamara stated that we came "very close" to nuclear war, "closer than we knew at the time."

When discussing the Cuban missile crisis in Robert McNamara stated that we came "very close" to nuclear war, "closer than we knew at the time.

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and President Kennedy with the Shah Iran at Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. April 14, 1962 (Courtesy of US Marine Corps)

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and President Kennedy with the Shah Iran at Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. April 1962 (Courtesy of US Marine Corps)

1961. 19 Janvier. Jfk et Robert Mcnamara

Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense for Kennedy and Johnson, but then resigned after the Tonkin Gulf Incident and the credibility gap during the Vietnam War. His resignation was also a big shock to the American people.

Robert McNamara, was a business executive and secretary of defense, serving under Presidents JFK(Best and the brightest) and LBJ, and played a major role in raising the US involvement in the Vietnam War.

TIL in 1972 someone tried to throw former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara off a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The attacker said he "just wanted to confront (McNamara) on Vietnam".

Hardtalk - Robert McNamara (BBC 1998)

Hardtalk - Robert McNamara (BBC 1998)

JFK at The Kennedy Compound July 8, 1961 walks with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara toward the beach.

President John Kennedy walks with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara towards a pier on Cape Cod to board the Kennedy family boat for an outing ~ July 1961

Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics.   The creator of the Wolfram Alpha search engine explains why he thinks your life should be measured, analyzed, and improved.

Wolfram Sees Business in Personal Analytics

Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics. The creator of the Wolfram Alpha search engine explains why he thinks your life should be measured, analyzed, and improved.

Robert McNamara & his filmography

Robert McNamara in The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S.

Directed by Errol Morris.  With Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon. A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

Directed by Errol Morris. With Robert McNamara, John F. The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

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Defense Secretary McNamara rides with soldiers en route to the Le My City Hall during McNamara's visit to the Marine units in the area.

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