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    In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.
    Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989)

    Men make clothes for the women they’d like to be with or—in most cases—the women they’d like to be.
    Robert Altman, U.S. director, screenwriter, and Barbara Shulgasser. Jack Lowenthal (Rupert Everett)

    Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.
    —Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989)