World: COMMON SENSE & CORONETS

"I can't get my tongue around other people's words and phrases," Lord Home once explained. It is just as well. The Prime Minister writes or ad libs his own speeches, and though they give cautious bureaucrats the shudders, Lord Home's own sparkling words are full of candor, common sense, eloquence.

On National Aims: "When paleolithic man lived on lizards, he had two jobs: to provide security for his family and food for them to eat. Things haven't changed much. The basic objective of our foreign policy is to provide security and food with which to feed ourselves."

On Negotiating with Russia: "I believe...

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