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An effort by the government to communicate almost face-to-face with …

An effort by the government to communicate almost face-to-face with as many of its citizens as possible, and to make its case for voluntary sacrifices, rather than simply confiscate the needed money through taxes. A gargantuan feat of popular democracy, the likes of which have since vanished from the culture. James Bradley
On the War Bond efforts of World War II (Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley, 2000)

We don’t have the technology or the brute force capability to …

We don’t have the technology or the brute force capability to get this [encrypted] information. Louis J. Freeh
Louis J. Freeh, Director, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 26, 1997, before the U.S. House of Representatives on FBI encryption. One year later a *private* organization cracked the government sponsored DES in less than 3 days. Freeh was either (1) misinformed, (2) misled, or (3) misleading people. [See Cracking DES, Electronic Frontier Foundation].