"But in the contracting world of better communications to remain detached from the pre-occupations of others was rapidly becoming impossible. The status of world-Power is inseparable from it's responsibilities...the English-speaking peoples...are now to become allies in terrible but victorious wars. Another phase looms before us, in which alliance will be once more tested and in which its formidable virtues may be to preserve Peace and Freedom. The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope."
Winston Churchill, 1956