People: Aphorists

George Bernard Shaw applied an old attitude to a new subject, as usual appeared to have a new angle. "The atom bomb has made war unprofitable," said he, "so it's already outmoded. Who wants to use an atom bomb?"

Hannen Swaffer, peninsula-nosed old bonebag who rattled out such fee-faw-fum dramatic criticism that London's Laborite Daily Herald turned him loose on the Tories, arrived in Manhattan with his hair in its usual bun, his tongue as tart as ever. Two new Swafferisms: 1) on Winston Churchill—"[His] opposition . . . has been childishly futile";...

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