lawyer and politician. As Under-Secretary (1945^7) and then Secretary of
State (1949^53) in the Truman administration, he helped to establish
the Marshall Plan (1947) and the North AtlanticTreaty
Read Dean Gooderham Acheson biography
In the Observer, 21 June 1970.
You can't argue with a river – it is going to flow. You can dam it up, put it to useful purposes, you can deflect it, but you can't argue with it.
You, can't, argue, river, with, can, dam, useful, deflect
He wanted to be independent of the vagaries of butlers.
honor, wanted, independent, vagaries, butlers
Neither action nor style could have accomplished the result alone.Both
action, style, accomplished, result, needed
His speeches were prepared with that infinite capacity for taking pains,
which is said to be genius.
speeches, prepared, infinite, capacity, taking, pains, genius
Breathless and bewildered like an old ladyat a busy intersection.
Breathless, bewildered, old, busy, intersection
Our name for problems is significant.We call them headaches.You take
a powder and theyare gone.
Our, name, problems, call, powder, gone
memorandum iswritten not toinformthereader butto protect the writer.
memorandum, butto, protect, writer
The Canadians seem to be held together with string and safety pins.
Canadians, together, string, safety, pins
Trust him as much as you would a rattlesnake with a silencer on its
Trust, him, you, silencer, rattle
How gently, wisely, and justly G MYoung deals with him. That is not the way
to write biography.
gently, wisely, justly, G, deals, him, write, biography
Homage to plain dumb luck.
Homage, plain, dumb, luck
The Iraqi is really not whacky toady, perhaps, even tacky. When they gave him the word, he gave us the bird and joined with the Arabs, by cracky!
Iraqi, whacky, Toady, tacky, When, him, word, us, bird
Charm never made a rooster.
Charm, never, rooster
It is just as full of propaganda as a dog is full of fleas. In fact, I say it's
all fleas and no dog.
full, propaganda, dog, fleas, fact
With a nation, as with a boxer, one of the greatest assurances of safety
is to add reach to power.
nation, boxer, one, greatest, assurances, safety, add, reach, power
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