Oh, and by the way … is anyone here a pilot?

We have ... under the stress of war, made practical discoveries in the art of government almost comparable to the immense discoveries made at the same time in the art of flying.

Economist and social reformer William Beveridge, on the advances in government forced by the First World War; quoted in John Stevenson, British Society 1914-45 (London: Allen Lane, 1984), 90. Undated but Google Print suggests 1920.

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