American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Attlee, Clement Richard 1883-1967. British politician who as prime minister (1945-1951) formed the Labor government that established the National Health Service, expanded public ownership of industry, and granted independence to India (1947) and Burma (1948).
- n. British statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)
“Earl Attlee is the grandson of the Labour prime minister.”
“Bevan, who was at the time a minister in Attlee’s cabinet.”
“Wow, Mr. Taggart, did you just really call Attlee bad?”
“Governments, whether well-meaning (such as Attlee's post-war government) or not-so-well-meaning (like Stalin or Mao Zedong) have been composed of people who believed that they knew better what people should do, than those people did themselves.”
“The remarkable vision of the 1945 Attlee government – of a public service free at the point of need for all the people of England – should not be allowed to die.”
“Did you know, as Attlee does, that, far from being hopelessly inferior to nocturnal animals in the matter of eyesight, human beings can detect light "a billionth of the strength of daylight – the equivalent of the flame of a single candle seventeen miles away"?”
“Attlee, a publisher, and the author of Isolarion, a sort of internal travel book about Oxford, where he lives, is fascinated not only by light, and the light of the moon especially, but also by the peculiarly cockeyed manner in which we see, or "see", the world.”
“Certainly James Attlee in the course of his picaresque travels in pursuit of moonbeams stumbled on some phenomena that were, if not new, then novel, in the demotic sense of the word.”
“Attlee conducts us on a latterday grand tour that takes in, among many other places, Turner's Thames, Basho's Japan, Pliny's Vesuvius and Rudolf Hess's solitary cell in Spandau prison.”
“Yet Attlee is a true enthusiast, and is fascinated by, indeed loves, his subject.”
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