Stamp Collecting Makes Presidents Wiser
Jack says stamp collecting helped President Franklin Roosevelt a great deal during World War II.
He points out, "When Asian experts conversed with FDR during World War II about what South Pacific islands Allied forces should invade fighting the Japanese, they were amazed at FDR's command of geography. He pinpointed on maps obscure islands that few Americans recognized. The President mastered this valuable knowledge largely from his devotion to stamp collecting."
But what about modern presidents?
Jack comments, "Presidents should emulate FDR and become stamps collectors. By studying history, geography and culture that stamps depict, a president will wisely shun military strikes in foreign lands non-philatelists often misunderstand."
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