Richard Crossman

(Richard Howard Stafford Crossman)

Richard Crossman
Richard Crossman
  • Born: December 15, 1907
  • Died: April 5, 1974
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… modern civilization … enables us to cure sickness on a huge scale and to destroy each other on a huge scale. It enables us to liberate each other on a huge scale and to tyrannize each other on a huge scale…. There is no evidence of any continuous upward line of social progress Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Already I realize the tremendous effort it requires not to be taken over by the Civil Service. My Minister’s room is like a padded cell, and in certain ways I am like a person who is suddenly certified a lunatic and put safely into this great vast room, cut off from real life ... Of course, they don’t behave quite like nurses because the Civil Service is profoundly deferential – “Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister! Yes minister.” Management & Managing Government
Once [Irish] Catholics and Protestants get used to our presence they will hate us more than they hate each other. Miscellaneous
Political thinking consists in deciding upon the conclusion first and then finding good arguments for it. An open mind is considered irresponsible. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Politicians are ambitious not to make important decisions but to say important things. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Selective truth Propaganda & Disinformation
The distinction between a statesman and a politician is that the former imposes his will and his ideas on his environment while the latter adopts himself to it. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The main task of a free society is to civilize the struggle for power. Power
The USA is a better form of society than the USSR… To reject America as a capitalist country and to treat the Soviet Union as an example of socialist planning is to make nonsense of every one of our ideals. Miscellaneous

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