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Churchill on China

"That China is one of the world’s four Great Powers is an absolute farce. I have told the President I would be reasonably polite about this American obsession.”

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Prime Minister to Foreign Secretary
23 Aug. 44

That China is one of the world’s four Great Powers is an absolute farce. I have told the President I would be reasonably polite about this American obsession.”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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