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Abba Eban on the Lessons of History

Abba Eban (1915-2002) was an Israeli diplomat, scholar, and statesman. He was famous for, among many other things, his expert command of ten different languages. His insight and ability as an orator helped propel him to the rank of Vice President of the UN General Assembly in 1952.

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives” ~Abba Eban, 1970

Take some time to watch the below interview between Eban and Mike Wallace, from a time when journalists did…. well…. journalism. Regardless of your opinion on the subject matter, you can’t deny Eban’s eloquent mastery of words and speech.

They don’t make ’em like that anymore.


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