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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:2041
AUTHOR:Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861–1947)
QUOTATION:When our Statesmen are in conversation with the defeated enemy, some airy cherub should whisper to them from time to time this saying:
        Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland:
        Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island:
        Who rules the World-Island commands the World.
ATTRIBUTION:SIR HALFORD JOHN MACKINDER, Democratic Ideals and Reality: A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction, p. 186 (1919).
SUBJECTS:World domination
 
 
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