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Cunk on Britain TV - Michio Kaku - Great Artists in Their Own Words TV - The First World War TV - Aleister Crowley - Norman Mailer - Rowan Williams - Salman Rushdie - Gore Vidal - The Story of British Pathe TV - J G Ballard - Arthur Schlesinger - Henry Wallace TV -

 

 

117,658.  A time when Britain fought two world wars but no world cups.  (Great Britain & 20th Century)  Cunk on Britain s1e3, BBC 2018

 

 

2,456.  Scientists created the entire architecture of the twentieth century: television, radio, x-rays, radar, MRI – all of that sprung forth from the mind of a scientist.  (Science & 20th Century)  Professor Michio Kaku

 

 

10,291.  In the twentieth century something strange happened to art.  Traditions that had held good for centuries suddenly felt badly out of date.  And a new breed of artists emerged to smash them to pieces. (Art & 20th Century)   Great Artists in Their Own Words I: The Future is Now 1907-1939, BBC 2013

 

 

26,216.  The First World War shaped the twentieth century.  (World War I & 20th Century)  The First World War: To Arms

 

 

62,221.  After I am dead ... people will say ... That I gave birth to the twentieth century.  Aleister Crowley, 1921

 

 

62.222.  The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.  Norman Mailer

 

 

62,223.  The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny.  (20th Century & Tyranny)  Rowan Williams

 

 

62,224.  Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.  (20th Century & Doubt)  Salman Rushdie

 

 

62,225.  All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.  Gore Vidal

 

 

91,630.  The 90,000 films in British Pathe’s archive give us an important and enduring record of life in the twentieth century.  (Travel & 20th Century)  The Story of British Pathe IV: Around the World

 

 

94,617.  The twentieth century ended with its dreams in ruins.  The notion of the community as a voluntary association of enlightened citizens has died forever.  We realize how suffocatingly humane we've become, dedicated to moderation and the middle way.  The suburbanization of the soul has overrun our planet like the plague.  J G Ballard, Super-Cannes

 

 

75,899.  Suppose ... that Lenin had died of typhus in Siberia in 1895 and Hitler had been killed on the western front in 1916.  What would the twentieth century have looked like now?  (History & 20th Century)  Arthur M Schlesinger junior, The Cycles of American History 1986

 

 

26,994.  The century on which we are entering – the century which will come out of this war – can be and must be the century of the common man.  (World War II & 20th Century)  Henry Wallace, speech 8th May 1942