A Survey of Post-War British Policy
R. W. SETON-WATSON
D.LITT., PH.D., F.B.A.
Masaryk Professor of Central European History
in the University of London
We shall be found in our place when actual danger menaces the system of Europe: but this country cannot and will not act upon abstract and speculative principles of precaution.
CASTLEREAGH (in a Minute to the Four Powers, May 1820)
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half. BISMARCK ( 1877)
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