"In the early 1950s, Harold Macmillan declared that the choice facing the country was between 'the slide into a shoddy and slushy Socialism (as a second-rate power), or the march to the third British Empire.' After Suez only the first option seemed to remain."
"When I survey this work as a whole I find I have drawn a picture of a vanished age." Churchill, Winston S.; "My Early Life" (1930)
"This amazing person of our time is dead. This man who had same fears that all of us had, but who was afflicted with so much money that he was able to try to deal with them. To deal with the fear of death, the fear that we will live our lives without ever having lived and the fear of boredom and our distaste for our own noses."
"The current Kremlin leadership is deeply anti-American," he told me. "For the last eight years they have been able to hide that fact by pretending it is really George W Bush that they did not like. "Now they have to face an American president who is genuinely popular around the world. "He terrifies them," he said, "and they still haven't figured out what they are going to do."