Donald J. Trump on the recent terrorist attack in Britain:
Edward R. Murrow, on Britain’s confrontation with the Third Reich:
I doubt that the most important thing was Dunkirk, or the Battle of Britain, El Alamein or Stalingrad. Not even the landings in Normandy or the great blows struck by British and American bombers. Historians may decide that any one of these events was decisive, but I am persuaded that this nation chose to win or lose this war under the established rules of parliamentary procedure. It feared Nazism, but did not choose to imitate it. The government was given dictatorial power, but it was used with restraint, and the House of Commons was ever vigilant. Do you remember that while London was being bombed in the daylight, the House devoted two days to discussing conditions under which enemy aliens were detained on the Isle of Man? Though Britain fell, there were to be no concentration camps here.
–From a BBC Broadcast, February 1946, quoted on the frontispiece of Kenneth Mackenzie, The English Parliament (1963)