• D. C. Hague
  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
  • A. Barker


In November 1970 Mr John Davies made the now familiar speech which introduced the phrase ‘lame ducks’ into the vocabulary of British politics. The actual passage reads as follows: ‘National decadence is the consequence of treating us all, the whole country, as though we were “lame ducks”.’1


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  1. 2.
    See W. J. M. Mackenzie, Politics and Social Science (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1967) p. 338.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Cf. J.-J. Servan-Schreiber, Le Défi Américain (Paris, 1967); also translated from the French by Ronald Steel, The American Challenge (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1968).Google Scholar
  3. 44.
    See M. Peck and F. Scherer, The Weapons Acquisition Process (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1962) p. 61.Google Scholar

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  • D. C. Hague
  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
  • A. Barker

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