Hillsdale & Statesmanship

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The study of statesmanship is central to the teaching mission of Hillsdale College, and the classics teach that the art can be best understood by studying those who have a reputation for it.

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Why Churchill?

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Churchill’s career presents an unsurpassed opportunity for the study of statesmanship, for he faced the great crises of the twentieth century and left behind one of the richest records of human undertaking.

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Churchill & Hillsdale

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Hillsdale College will promote a proper account of this record by combining the College’s educational expertise with its work both as publisher of Churchill’s Official Biography and as the repository of the Martin Gilbert papers.

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Support the Churchill Project

for the Study of Statesmanship

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Your generous support will build an endowment to fund national conferences, student scholarships, a faculty chair, and the completion and publication of The Official Biography of Winston Churchill.

Recent Articles

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sandys
16
Apr
Winston Churchill: A Passion for Painting – by Edwina Sandys

Sandys describes her grandfather’s paintings with four characteristics, which she also applies to his approach to life: bold, irrepressible, loving of life, and inspiring.

Posted in: Books,
Tharoor
16
Apr
Winston Churchill the Racist War Criminal

“It will always be a mystery why a few bombastic speeches have been enough to wash the bloodstains off Churchill’s racist hands.” This was how Shashi Tharoor, a successful and popular Indian politician, concluded his recent op-ed for The Washington Post. Tharoor began his piece with the sensational claim that Churchill was a mass murderer in the vein of Hitler and Stalin. One would expect such statements to have a mountain of evidence behind them. There is a mountain of evidence on these and similar issues, but from even the briefest expedition up the slopes one will see Tharoor’s arguments for what they are – revisionist, manufactured history.

Posted in: Truths and Heresies,
Slim
16
Apr
Great Contemporaries: Bill Slim and his Heroic Indian Army

Among British generals, Slim ranks with Wellington. His courageous Indian, African and British troops earned Winston Churchill’s highest accolades.

Posted in: Explore,