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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Lewis Addison Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead (1817–63)   Quick reference

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...Lewis Addison Armistead 1817 – 63 American army officer Give them the cold steel, boys! during the American Civil War, 1863; attributed Give them the cold steel ...

Bernard Baruch

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope, former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature, 16 April 1947 cold war cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Meyer...

John le Carré

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...place from which to watch the world. The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of: luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop. The Looking-Glass War (1965) The spy who came in from the cold. title of novel (1963) spy who came in from the cold spy who came in from the ...

Francis Fukuyama

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...Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of ...

Samuel Houston

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...– 1863 American politician and military leader The North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction…they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche. in 1861, warning the people of Texas against secession Geoffrey C. Ward The Civil War (1991) ch. 1 determined to preserve this union mighty ...

American Civil War

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...Civil War American Civil War Give them the cold steel, boys! Lewis Addison Armistead 1817 – 63 American army officer during the American Civil War, 1863; attributed Give them the cold steel cold There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer. referring to General T. J. (‘Stonewall’) Jackson at the battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861 (in which Bee himself was killed) Barnard Elliott Bee 1823 – 61 American Confederate general B. Perley Poore Perley's Reminiscences (1886)...

Robert Southey

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...longest half of your life Somebody has been sitting in my chair! The Doctor vol. 4 (1837) ‘The Story of the Three Bears’ She has made me in love with a cold climate, and frost and snow, with a northern moonlight. on Mary Wollstonecraft 's letters from Sweden and Norway letter to his brother Thomas, 28 April 1797; see Mitford in love with a cold climate in love with a cold climate in love with a cold climate Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life: and it ought not to be. letter to Charlotte Brontë, 12 March 1837 literature cannot be the...

War

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...Minister of France 1906–9, 1917–20 attributed to Clemenceau, but also to Briand and Talleyrand; see de Gaulle war is too serious War is too serious entrust to military men Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 American ...

Margaret Thatcher

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...gown, my face softly made up, my fair hair gently waved…the Iron Lady of the Western World! Me? A cold war warrior? Well, yes—if that is how they wish to interpret my defence of values and freedoms fundamental to our way of life. speech at Finchley, 31 January 1976; ‘The Iron Lady’ was the name given to her by the Soviet defence ministry newspaper Red Star , which accused her of trying to revive the cold war iron Lady cold war warrior cold war warrior cold war warrior Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of...

Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013

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...Margaret Thatcher 1925–2013 The iron lady. of Margaret Thatcher, in Soviet defence ministry newspaper Red Star , which accused her of trying to revive the cold war Anonymous in Sunday Times 25 January 1976 She cannot see an institution without hitting it with her handbag. of Margaret Thatcher Julian Critchley 1930 – 2000 British Conservative politician and journalist in The Times 21 June 1982 She has no hinterland; in particular she has no sense of history. of Margaret Thatcher Edna Healey 1918 – 2010 English writer...

The Army

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... Rudyard Kipling (rev. ed. 1978); see Bible , Sassoon name liveth for evermore name liveth for evermore name liveth for evermore Give them the cold steel, boys! Lewis Addison Armistead 1817 – 63 American army officer during the American Civil War, 1863; attributed Give them the cold steel cold There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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...(1798) pt. 2 water , water, everywhere Water, water, everywhere all the boards did shrink Nor any drop to drink Nor any drop to drink The Night-mare life-in-death was she, Who thicks man's blood with cold. ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ (1798) pt. 3 thicks man's blood with cold Night-mare life -in-death was she thicks man's blood with cold The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out; At one stride comes the dark. ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ (1798) pt. 3 sun 's rim dips stars rush out At one stride comes the dark comes the dark The hornèd...

George Orwell

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...of all subsequent wars have been lost there. The Lion and the Unicorn (1941) pt. 1 ‘England Your England’; see Wellington battle of Waterloo won playing-fields of Eton opening battles of subsequent wars It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) pt. 1, ch. 1 bright cold day in April clocks were striking thirteen clocks were striking thirteen big brother is watching you . Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) pt. 1, ch. 1 big brother is watching you big brother is watching you War is peace. Freedom...

Weapons

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... when asked what weapons would be used in a third world war: I don't know. But I can tell you what they'll use in the fourth. They'll use rocks! Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955 German -born theoretical physicist in The Rotarian June 1948; similar remarks suggesting the use of spears were attributed to unidentified army officers from 1946 on Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending...

Twentieth Century

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...windows went up. on the fall of the Berlin Wall 9 November 1989 and the rise of PCs using the Windows operating system Thomas Friedman 1953 –   American journalist and writer The World is Flat (2005) Flattener no. 1 What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of history For 80 per cent of...

Europe

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...each time we have to choose between Europe and the open sea, we shall always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1940–5, 1951–5 to de Gaulle, 4 June 1944; Charles de Gaulle War Memoirs:Unity 1942–1944 (1959) They're Germans. Don't mention the war. John Cleese 1939 –   and Connie Booth Fawlty Towers ‘The Germans’ (BBC TV programme, 1975) Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the fate of the world. Charles de...

Canada

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..., President of France 1959–69 speech in Montreal, 24 July 1967 Long Live Free Quebec I expected to find a contest between a government and a people: I found two nations warring in the bosom of a single state. of Canada John George Lambton, Lord Durham 1792 – 1840 English Whig politician Report of the Affairs of British North America (1839) two nations warring two nations warring bosom of a single state When the white man came we had the land and they had the bibles; now they have the land and we have the bibles. Dan George 1899 – 1981 ...

Political Characters

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...himself. He gave us Gerald Ford as his revenge. Bella Abzug 1920 – 98 American politician in Rolling Stone ; Linda Botts Loose Talk (1980) The iron lady. of Margaret Thatcher, in Soviet defence ministry newspaper Red Star , which accused her of trying to revive the cold war Anonymous in Sunday Times 25 January 1976 He can't see a belt without hitting below it. of Lloyd George Margot Asquith 1864 – 1945 British political hostess in Listener 11 June 1953 ‘Margot Oxford’ by Lady Violet Bonham Carter belt without hitting below it without ...

History

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...History more or less bunk History is past politics, and politics is present history. E. A. Freeman 1823 – 92 English historian Methods of Historical Study (1886) history is past politics politics is present history What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of history History…is, indeed,...

W. B. Yeats

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...5 indomitable Irishry indomitable Irishry Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by! ‘Under Ben Bulben’ (1939) pt. 6 Cast a cold eye Cast a cold eye horseman , pass by When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. ‘When You Are Old’ (1893) you are old and grey you are old and grey grey and full of sleep Unwearied still, lover by lover, They paddle in the cold Companionable streams or climb the air; Their...

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