E. P. Thompson — British Historian born on February 03, 1924, died on August 28, 1993

Edward Palmer "E. P." Thompson was a British historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner. He is probably best known today for his historical work on the British radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular The Making of the English Working Class. He also published influential biographies of William Morris and William Blake and was a prolific journalist and essayist. He also published the novel The Sykaos Papers and a collection of poetry... (wikipedia)

Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.
I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British.
The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all.
For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.
I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it's very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made.

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