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Page 250 - ... this case this auxiliary force is the Party, to which the best forces of the intelligentsia belong. Just now you spoke about "educated people." But what educated people did you have in mind? Were there not plenty of educated people on the side of the old order in England in the seventeenth century, in France at the end of the eighteenth century, and in Russia in the epoch of the October Revolution? The old order had in its service many highly educated people who defended the old order, who opposed...
Page 215 - Falin became head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union.
Page 83 - The causes of the War of the Spanish Succession at the beginning of the eighteenth century are well known.
Page 243 - His personality, his aesthetic inclinations and his loyalty to historic traditions and religious values have been the most important factors of this velvet revolution. In the process of renewal, care has been taken not to damage or harm the natural environment. Hundreds of historic forts, mosques, palaces and public buildings have been preserved. Yet it is not only the conservation of old buildings that enables the country to preserve its distinctive architectural identity: the modern architecture...
Page 114 - Booby-trapping is a recognized form of warfare but it should have no place in a counter-revolutionary campaign like the Dhofar War. First, there was always the danger that a civilian may suffer instead; blowing up Grandma is not a very good way of gaining the support of most families. The establishment of schools, the building of roads and the organisation of basic trade on the tribes' own land gradually neutralised the PFLOAG's propaganda.
Page 35 - Basra but it was essentially conceived in al-Madinah. The Omanis have a saying that The egg was laid in al-Madinah, it was hatched in Basra and (the bird of knowledge) then flew to Oman.
Page 274 - O soul that art at rest! Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), So enter among My...
Page 94 - I had to forget my personal relations because the question was bigger than father or son. It is a nation at stake and I had to forget all my personal affection.