Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 23, 2006
In Reply to: The sum of all fears posted by Smokey Stover on March 23, 2006
: : hi there... I just wanna ask what is the real meaning of the phrase "the sum of all fears"
: You probably already know that it's the title of a movie of 2002 based on a Tom Clancy book published earlier in the same year. The book begins with a quote: "Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together - what do you get? The sum of their fears." - Winston Churchill. .SS.
Actually the Clancy book came out in 1991, post-Cold War but pre-9/11.