A Bread and Butter Question

Cecil Rhodes

‘In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling the surplus population of this country, to provide new markets. The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.’

– Cecil Rhodes, English-born mining magnate, being more honest than usual about the true reasons for overseas military adventures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

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