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     "Although there was much in the Nazi system that offended British 
opinion (treatment of the Church; to perhaps a lesser extent, treat-
ment of the Jews; treatment of Trade Unions), I was not blind to what 
he had done for Germany and to the achievement from his point of view 
of keeping Communism out of his country and, as he would feel, of 
blocking its passage West."
       Lord Halifax, reporting what he had told Hitler in October 1937,
       just before he became Foreign Secretary, (Lord Birkenhead, 
       "Halifax," London, 1963, p.368). 

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     "There is in my view no chance of altering the present regime in 
Germany by renewal of revolution... Like most revolutions it will now 
evolve, and it is essential that its evolution toward moderation 
should take place under British influences and the best way of 
ensuring that is is to show that people in this country are interested 
in Germany and prepared to meet them on ordinary terms."
                                            Lord Lothian, 11 July 1935
                          (See M. Gilbert, "The Roots of Appeasement," 
                                           New American Library, 1966)

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     "Our policy is not one of dividing Europe into two opposing blocs 
of countries, each arming against the other amidst a growing flood of 
ill-will on both sides, which can only end in war. That seems to us a 
policy which is dangerous and stupid. You may say we may not approve 
of dictatorships... We have to live with them... We should take any 
and every opportunity to try to remove any genuine and legitimate 
grievance that may exist."
                 Neville Chamberlain in House of Commons, 8 April 1938,
                         four weeks after Hitler's invasion of Austria 

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[In the following quote, please note that in 1938 the word "appease-
ment" was not yet a dirty word -- no dirtier than "detente" in 1983.]

     "If only we could find some peaceful solution of this Czecho-
slovakian question, I should myself feel that the way was open again 
for a further effort for a general appeasement -- an appeasement which 
cannot be obtained until we can be satisfied that no major cause of 
difference or dispute remains unsettled. We have already demonstrated 
the possibility of complete agreement between a democratic and a tota-
litarian State, and I do not myself see why that experiment should not 
be repeated... [The Anglo-German Naval Treaty] stands as a demonstra-
tion  that it is possible for Germany and ourselves to agree upon 
matters which are vital to both of us."
                Neville Chamberlain in House of Commons, 26 July 1938

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