War Of The Worlds Quotes by Rene Cassin, Bill Dedman, J. F. C. Fuller, George Kennedy, Frank Carlucci, Christina Romer and many others.
As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.
John Glenn’s father, known as Herschel, was mostly deaf from injuries in World War I. To help out at home, young Glenn sold rhubarb all over town from the family garden.
The governments of the Western nations, whether monarchical or republican, had passed into the invisible hands of a plutocracy, international in power and grasp. It was, I venture to suggest, this semi-occult power which….pushed the mass of the American people into the cauldron of World War I.
Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II to go from the end of the war to a national election.
AS an economic historian, I appreciate what manufacturing has contributed to the United States. It was the engine of growth that allowed us to win two world wars and provided millions of families with a ticket to the middle class. But public policy needs to go beyond sentiment and history.
They haven’t any spirit in them – no proud dreams and no proud lusts; and a man who hasn’t one or the other-Lord! What is he but funk and precautions.
Since the end of the World War II, the United States has fought three “small” wars…we lost all three of them and for the same reason-hubris.
Americans worship technology. It’s an inherent trait in the national zeitgeist.
Americans who have parents raised during the Great Depression or World War II understand how drastically things have changed on the home front. My father did not care a whit whether I liked him, and it would have been unthinkable for him to pick up my stuff. There were rules in the house, and they were enforced.
In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
The current financial crisis in the US is likely to be judged in retrospect as the most wrenching since the end of the Second World War.
My strength has now been reduced to the equivalent of 36 squadrons…we should be able to carry on the war single-handed for some time if not indefinitely.
My family suffered very major losses during the Second World War, that’s true. In my father’s family, there were five brothers. I think four of them died. On my mother’s side the picture was pretty much the same. Russia has suffered great losses. And of course we can’t forget that.
The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake.
My plan is based on growing the economy, giving middle-class families many more opportunities. I want us to have the biggest jobs program since World War II, jobs in infrastructure and advanced manufacturing.
We are living in a demented world. And we know it. It would not come as a surprise to anyone if tomorrow the madness gave way to afrenzy which would leave our poor Europe in a state of distracted stupor, with engines still turning and flags streaming in the breeze, but with the spirit gone.