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Aneurin Bevan
(1897-1960) born on
Nov 15
English politician. He wa a controversial figure in post-WWar II British politics; one of the finest orators of the time and the architect of the national health service.
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. . . . He does not have to struggle. . . with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination.
It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee -- and not too far away lest he forget thee.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 3 Apr 1960.
R: In "Aneurin Bevan," vol. 1, ch. 8 by Michael Foot, 1962.
A: In "Aneurin Bevan," vol. 1, ch. 2 by Michael Foot, 1962.
N: In "Aneurin Bevan," vol. 1, ch. 8 by Michael Foot, 1962.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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