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“War is Hell!”; “Killroy was here”; “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” and “Nuts!” are all slogans and catchphrases from American history fixed indelibly in our minds. But most of the time, though we remember the phrase, we have completely forgotten its context and origin. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAN R. VAN METER, former public relations executive, CIA intelligence analyst and speechwriter who has written the history of these historical tidbits titled TIPPICANOE AND TYLER TOO! FAMOUS SLOGANS AND CATCHPHRASES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Tune in and find out where “Nice guys finish last” originated.