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Samizdata quote of the day

These proceedings are closed.

– General Douglas MacArthur, bringing World War II to an end as if it were a parish council meeting, sixty-eight years ago today.

6 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Mr Ed

    A Parish Council meeting leaves behind more bitterness and intrigue.

  • Regional

    From what I can gather from what my parents told me, this was the sentiment of the time just like when Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich and further on Neville Chamberlain he was Chancellor of the Exchequer during the Great Depression and interest payments on WW1 loans was seriously restricting options with dealing with the Depression and Chamberlain had to make unpalatable decisions.

  • PersonFromPorlock

    Well, he could have turned to Mamoru Shigemitsu and said “Nyah nyah nyah!” But on the whole, I think not.

  • Regional

    Off Topic,
    But when discussing government spending and debt on a particular area the whole of government should be considered i.e. Local, state and federal.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    So the 6-year heated debate about how the world would be run was finally settled in a peaceful manner- not a bad summing-up!

  • Paul Marks

    It is a nice line.