An Innocent Record and...Altogether Disproportionate...

" . . . we are not a young people with AN INNOCENT RECORD AND a scanty inheritance. We have engrossed to ourselves ... AN ALTOGETHER DISPROPORTIONATE share of the wealth and traffic of the world. We have got all we want in territory, and our claim to be left in the unmolested enjoyment of vast and splendid possessions, MAINLY ACQUIRED BY VIOLENCE, LARGELY MAINTAINED BY FORCE, often seems less reasonable to others than to us."

-- Winston Churchill, The words in all caps are not my emphasis -- they are the words deleted by Churchill when he made the argument public in "The World Crisis", released in the 1920s.
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