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Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.


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Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since.



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I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.



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We became convinced that, regardless of Stalin's awful brutality and his reign of terror, he was a great war leader. Without Stalin, they never would have held.



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There's a myth that Roosevelt gave Stalin Eastern Europe. I was with Roosevelt every day at Yalta.





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