Averell Harriman

Averell Harriman

We were talking about really getting Europe on its feet. It was our hope that there would be a breakdown of trade barriers in Europe first, and then eventually a breakdown internationally, which would help increase trade with Europe.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:43]
It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:08]
Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:29]
It was fear. He didn't want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me - I spoke with him many times - that they couldn't afford to let Germany build up again. They'd been invaded twice, and he wasn't willing to have it happen again.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:13]
Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:39]

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