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The sum of all fears

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.