Sunday, November 20, 2005

Movie quote of the week


"You are, all of you, amateurs. And international affairs should never be run by gentlemen amateurs. Do you have any idea of what sort of place the world is becoming all around you? The days when you could just act out of your noble instincts, are over. Europe has become the arena of realpolitik, the politics of reality. If you like: real politics. What you need is not gentlemen politicians, but real ones. You need professionals to run your affairs, or you're headed for disaster!"

US Congressman Lewis (Christopher Reeve) on the Europeans' appeasement policy toward Hitlerite Germany in 1935, in The Remains of the Day (1993)