Douglas Hurd

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Douglas Hurd

Douglas Hurd

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.More Douglas Hurd [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:38]
But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:47]
But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:56]
Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:04]
History provides no precise guidelines.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:19]
It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:39]
It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:46]
It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:52]
Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:13]
Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:19]
People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:31]
People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:39]
The first two Prime Ministers whom I served, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different lessons from the Second World War.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:49]
The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:53]
There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:07]
There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:15]
We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:28]
We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:33]
We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:39]
Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.More Douglas Hurd [09/02/2011 10:09:46]
There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.More Douglas Hurd [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.More Douglas Hurd [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse.More Douglas Hurd [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled 'politics'.More Douglas Hurd [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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