President Sadat of Egypt on April 25, 1972, referred to the Jews as "a nation of liars and traitors, contrivers
of plots, a people born for deeds of treachery," who would soon be "condemned to humiliation and misery," as prophesied in the Koran.
Advance [of] the Interest of unpartial Justice, so you would vigorously proceed in the Execution thereof upon all the Grand and Capital Authors, Contrivers
of, and Actors in the late Wars against the Parliament and Kingdom, from the highest to the lowest.
Smith himself reminds us that "the contrivers
of [mercantilism are] the producers, whose interest has been so carefully attended to .
This list ends 'devizers and contrivers
of Roagrie, knaverie, and villanie: long cut, short cut, pinch cut, and plucke cut; the writer hereof sendeth greazing and greeting .
A clear statement of this can be found in his article `Atom' (1875), in which he praised the vortex theory: `the greatest recommendation of this theory, from a philosophical point of view, is that its success in explaining the phenomena does not depend on the ingenuity with which its contrivers
`save appearances', by introducing first one hypothetical force and then another' (Maxwell , p.
Once upon a time, history concerned itself only with what it considered important, along with the agents of these actions, the contrivers
of significant events, and the forces that such happenings enlisted or expressed.
626) "It cannot be very difficult to determine who have been the contrivers
of this whole mercantile system; not the customers, we may believe, whose interest has been entirely neglected; but the producers, whose interest has been so carefull attended to".