Averell Harriman

Averell Harriman

How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:41]
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]
This was the period when I used all the influence I had to get the British to abandon their export trade, and as much as possible convert all of their manufacturing facilities to the immediate needs of the war, including civilian, as well as military requirements.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:19]
The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:51]
As far as the Russians were concerned, I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold, if they wanted to buy, and they weren't dependent upon international trade. I felt they were more self-sufficient.More Averell Harriman quotes [08/12/2011 06:08:22]

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