Magazine article Newsweek International

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek International

Perspectives

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"There are no statistics in this country, there are only lies and big lies." Maria Fedulova, a leader of the Soldiers' Mothers' Committee, which accuses Moscow of grossly underreporting the number of Russian casualties in Chechnya

"No people ever inflicted such suffering as your people on mine in such a short period. Until the end of time, Auschwitz is part of your history and mine." Survivor Elie Wiesel, urging Germans to face up to their country's Nazi past, at the dedication of a Holocaust memorial site in Berlin

"My fellow Americans, the state of our union is the strongest it has ever been." President Clinton, delivering the opening remarks in his 89-minute State of the Union address, the last of his presidency, in the House chamber

"It is turning into the little currency that couldn't." Ann Mills, senior foreign economist at Brown Brothers Harriman, on the euro's decline in value to less than $1

"Leave me alone." Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who lashed out at supporters camped outside his home after an emotional reunion with his grandmothers "Like the [Millennium] Dome and the monarchy, it would be a sign that Britain is a country that is refusing to grow up." Biographer Anthony Holden, on why he voted against giving the Whitbread literary prize to J. …

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