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I am one who believes that we are in fact engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.

World War II the atomic bomb the Cold War made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.

World War I broke out largely because of an arms race and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.

The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.

With all the negativity going on in the world right now people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.

During the Cold War we were interested because we were scared that Russia and the United States were going to go to war. We were scared that Russia was going to take over the world. Every country became a battleground.

I think I'm just someone that just tries to get by. I'm kind of - if it was during the Second World War I'd be a black marketeer I think.

Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.

The surrealists and the modern movement in painting as a whole seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.

After every major conflict - World War I World War II Korea Vietnam the fall of the Soviet Union - what happened was that we ultimately hollowed out the force largely by doing deep across-the-board cuts.

I was brought up in the War. I was an adolescent in the Second World War. And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.

I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II.

There's something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times - one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of.

I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.

I'm sure it is I'm not for any kind of war we've been engaged in several wars since the second world war and we lost in Korea we lost in Vietnam they are political wars they have nothing to do with any real threat nor does this one.

I get offered a World War II movie at least once a week just because I speak German and was born there. I have always stayed away from it because I didn't want to be put into that box.

I made a French film called 'Merry Christmas' which is a very European film. It's a World War I piece.

What we want to do is reform the welfare system in the way that Tony Blair talked about 13 years ago but never achieved - a system that was created for the days after the Second World War. That prize is now I think achievable.

You know the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked and you made a living if you could and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.

In the months leading up to World War II there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will but political will is a renewable resource.

Ideas are the great warriors of the world and a war that has no idea behind it is simply a brutality.

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.

Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war and in modern Sri Lanka.