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We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
(1911-1998) American writer
Harper's Magazine, "Merrill's Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure" (Jan 1957) Often attributed to Gaius Petronius Arbiter

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