Who is Georges Eugene Benjamin Clemenceau?

  • (noun): French statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles (1841-1929).
    Synonyms: Clemenceau, Georges Clemenceau

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    America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
    —Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929)

    The Great Spirit, who made all things, made every thing for some use, and whatever use he designed anything for, that use it should always be put to. Now, when he made rum, he said “Let this be for the Indians to get drunk with,” and it must be so.
    —Native American elder. Quoted in Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, ch. 8 (written 1771-1790, published 1868)

    America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
    —Attributed to Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929)