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In the evolving world order, the comparative advantage of the United States lies in military force, in which it ranks supreme. Diplomacy and international law have always been regarded as an annoying encumbrance, unless they can be used to advantage against an enemy ... but when the veil is lifted, we commonly see that diplomacy is understood as a disguise for the rule of force. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank. Star Trek s1e23: A Taste of Armageddon, Scotty
We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis. Star Trek s3e16: The Mark of Gideon
All war represents a failure of diplomacy. Tony Benn
There’s no last word in diplomacy. Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 starring Joseph Cotton & Martin Balsam & Jason Robards & So Yamamura & Tatsuya Mihashi & E G Marshall & James Whitmore & Takahiro Tamura et al, director Richard Fleischer
Hitler had selected von Ribbentrop to be his foreign minister because he naively believed that a man who had been dealing in champagne would know something about diplomacy. John Dolibois, interpreter US prosecution
By the middle of the second millennium B.C. there was a new game to play – diplomacy. The Hittite Kings of Anatolia were the pioneers of this new form of war by other means. Richard Miles, Ancient Worlds: Come Together, BBC 2010
Diplomacy is to do and say
The nastiest thing in the nicest way. Isaac Goldberg, cited The Reflex October 1927
A diplomat ... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. Caskie Stinnett, Out of the Red, 1960
A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn’t mean relinquishing one’s rights. It means engaging with one’s counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives. Hassan Rouhani
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power. Henry Kissinger
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way. David Frost
I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the US. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family. Isabel Allende
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. Karl Kraus, Aphorisms and More Aphorisms, 1909
Knowing what to sweep under the carpet is the art of diplomacy, wouldn’t you say? Cambridge Spies I II III IV, BBC 2003, British spy chief to Angleton
Diplomacy … is the very map and marker of civilisation. The Constant Gardner 2005 starring Ralph Fiennes & Rachel Weisz & Danny Huston & Hubert Kounde & Archie Panjabi & Bill Nighy & Gerard McSorley & Pete Postlethwaite & Donald Sumpter & Richard McCabe et al, director Fernando Meirelles, Fiennes’ lecture
The American Embassy in London: home to the United Sates government on British soil. With unprecedented access Channel 4 has spent a year behind its closed doors. This is diplomacy in the age of Trump. Inside the American Embassy I, Channel 4 2018
We follow the Embassy’s controversial move across London. ibid.
Robert Wood Johnson: The 71-year-old billionaire is an heir to the Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical giant and owner of the New York Jets. ibid.
To secure American interests, the Embassy has teams of political officers: experts on the British economy and Westminster. ibid.
Under this president, getting into America is tougher than ever. The US embassy is a US border within the UK. Inside the American Embassy II: Trump’s UK Border
Every day a further 800 people are approved or denied by the team of Consular officers. ibid.
The quarter of a million Americans living in the UK. ibid.