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Douglas Hurd

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


— Douglas Hurd


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


— Douglas Hurd


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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.


— Douglas Hurd


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History provides no precise guidelines.


— Douglas Hurd


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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.


— Douglas Hurd


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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.


— Douglas Hurd


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


— Douglas Hurd


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


— Douglas Hurd


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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.


— Douglas Hurd


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


— Douglas Hurd


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The format of the list is taken from The Diplomatic Service List - an annual official publication (known in Foreign and Commonwealth Office circles as The Green Book) listing all Diplomatic Service members. Hurd welcomed a reunified Germany into the European political community in 1990. Hurd was gracious in defeat and on the formation of Major's first Cabinet was returned to his former position as Foreign Secretary.

In 1997 Hurd was elevated to the House of Lords and is one of the Conservative Party's most senior elder statesmen. Douglas Richard Hurd Baron Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC (born 8 March 1930) is a British Conservative politician and novelist who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major between 1979 and his retirement in 1995.

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