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sometimes lag behind in time in making its decisions, but,
at any rate, democracy can do what no dictator can permit
himself; democracy can afford to make mistakes. For the
preservation of democracy, which means the preservation of
our liberty, I myself would fight, and I believe that the people
of this country would fight. I am convinced in the innermost
core of my mind that the course we are pursuing in putting
forward our present programme for Defence is the surest
way of avoiding the grave necessity of fighting at all/*