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Joseph Chamberlain
(1836-1914) born on
Jul 08
English politician, businessman, social reformer. He was an ardent imperialist who favored social reform at home and expansion abroad; father to Neville and Austen Chamberlain.
         
   
F
In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight.

R
Learn to think Imperially.
A
It is said that the City [of London] is the centre of the world's finance . . .; the clearing-house of the world, any other nation may be its workshop. Now I ask you, gentlemen, whether . . . that is not a very short-sighted view.
N
The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.
K
We are not downhearted. The trouble is, we cannot understand what is happening to our neighbours.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In letter from A.Balfour to 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, 24 Mar. 1856.
R: Speech in London, 19 Jan. 1904
A: Speech, Guildhall, London, 19 Jan 1904
N: Speech, Birmingham, 12 May 1904
K: Speech, 1906
   


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