Quotes by Dean Acheson

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Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 October 12, 1971) was United States Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman. It has often been said that Acheson was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Harry Truman ... more

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A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

The future comes one day at a time.
We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.
Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.