World War II Quotes by Jon Meacham, George Crumb, Rob Morgan, Noam Chomsky, Martin Filler, Friedrich St. Florian and many others.
World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man.
The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
Being a black male in the Deep South after World War II, you could actually come home in your uniform and be lynched on the spot or be connected to some horses and buggies and dragged on the street in front of your wife and children.
Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decline. By the end of World War II, dominance had shifted decisively into the hands of the upstart across the sea, the United States, by far the most powerful and wealthy society in world history.
Before World War II, Modernist architects sometimes had to resort to custom fabrication or outright fakery to achieve the machine imagery advocated by the Bauhaus after its initial, Expressionist, phase. Stucco masqueraded as reinforced concrete; rivets were used for decoration.
The freedom to express yourself without fear – that perhaps is something we in the U.S. take for granted. It’s almost inconceivable to think we would be afraid to express our opinions or thoughts, but that’s not true for all parts of the world now, and certainly not before World War II.
My father was an officer in the Army, and my grandfather served in World War II, and I am so proud of their service. I’ll always do whatever I can to support our troops.
There are a number of World War II historians I admire: Cornelius Ryan, Mark Stoler, Antony Beevor, to name a few. As for generals, there are those I admire as combat leaders and others I admire because they’re great fun to write about.
Horror movies started to wane around the onset of World War II, and after World War II, when all the troops came home, people weren’t really interested in seeing horror movies, because they had the real horror right on their front doorsteps.
Soviet mathematics was particularly good in the second half of the 20th century, basically because of the arms race, because the Soviet Union realized… World War II created the conditions for the Soviet Union to become a superpower.
My fascination with war is because my dad was in World War II, and my brother was in Vietnam.
World War II was the last ‘pure’ war. It was purely heroic. There was someone who tried to conquer the world, who tried to exterminate people.
All the other books ask, ‘What’s it like?’ What was World War II like for the young kid at Normandy, or what is work like for a woman having a job for the first time in her life? What’s it like to be black or white?
After World War II, there were a lot of pension funds in Europe that were fully funded, but they were pressured to hold a lot of government debt. There was a lot of inflation, and the value of all those assets fell. Those pension funds couldn’t honor their promises to the people.
My favorite period is World War II, and I’m in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
Barack Obama is not Harry Truman, who dropped the A-bomb on Japan to stop World War II. Barack Obama is not John F. Kennedy, who lowered marginal tax rates to get economic growth and job creation. Barack Obama and the far left, they are a completely different ball of wax.
The United States, working closely with the United Kingdom and others, established the liberal world order in the wake of World War II. The goal was to ensure that the conditions that had led to two world wars in 30 years would never again arise.