From 1938 to 1946,
Joseph Borkin was the chief of the Patent and Cartel
section of the Antitrust Division of the Department of
Justice in Washington, and was responsible for the
wartime investigation and prosecution of the cartels
dominated by I. G. Farben.
During the war, he published Germany's Master Plan which
led the Associated Press to say: "Joseph Borkin probably
knows more about I. G. than anyone outside of it".
Since 1946, Mr Borkin has practiced Law in Washington
and he has written numerous books and articles. He is
chairman of the Federal Bar Association's Committee on
Standards and Judicial Behaviour, a lecturer in the
Catholic University Law School, and Director of the Drew
In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition
influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential
for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the
weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic
PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NATION
JANUARY 17, 1961