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Brief about Douglas Hurd: By info that we know Douglas Hurd was born at 1930-03-08. And also Douglas Hurd is British Politician.

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A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.

Tags: Act, Democratic, Might

But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.

Tags: Character, Fear, Third

But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.

Tags: Cannot, Follow, War

History provides no precise guidelines.

Tags: Guidelines, History, Precise

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.

Tags: Her, History, Themselves

It was essentially for self defence that we went to war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.

Tags: Iraq, Self, War

People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics.

Tags: Interested, Politics

People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.

Tags: Guidance, Spiritual, Wanting

The first two Prime Ministers whom I served, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different lessons from the Second World War.

Tags: Lessons, Second, War

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.

Tags: Action, American, Leaving

There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills.

Tags: Business, False, Pride

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.

Tags: History, Judgement, Past

We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war.

Tags: Happy, Neither, War

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.

Tags: Become, Give, History

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.

Tags: Children, Country, Education

I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight.

Tags: Fight, Government, War

It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing.

Tags: Done, Life, Spiritual

Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe.

Tags: Economic, She, Strength

Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe.

Tags: Distrust, Europe, Growing

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time.

Tags: Cannot, Men, Time