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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.
         
   
F
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

R
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.
A
It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
N
He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
K
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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