Fort Knox, an Impregnable Monument to Security Theater - Bloomberg
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What a great punchline:
Roosevelt used the construction of the vault to create an impression of permanence and solidity that his other actions undercut: Fort Knox appeared to protect the nation’s gold precisely at a time when that gold had lost its “redemptive” function. It was a masterful example of politics as theater.