By HARRY V. JAFFA
The policy of containment of Communism—now on the eve of victory—had its origin in Churchill’s speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, in 1946. Known in history as the "Iron Curtain speech," it was entitled by Churchill “The Sinews of Peace.” Churchill was then condemned for it as a war-monger.We can see now, after may long, weary years, that his own speech title is triumphantly vindicated.
Tags: Balfour Declaration, European Economic Community, Harry V. Jaffa, Iron Curtain Speech, Margaret Thatcher, Marshall Plan, NATO, Truman Doctrine, Warsaw Pact, Winston S. Churchill,
By LUKE BARBRICK
For Churchill, history was a dynamic process rather than an inevitable course. To secure liberty in the future, this must be recognized.
Tags: Civilization, History, Human Nature, Knowledge, Liberty, Magna Carta, Socialism, The Fabians, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Lecture offers started arriving while Churchill was still in South Africa. The first was from Major J. B. Pond, an American agent, in March 1900. English offers followed. His South Africa exploits gave a ready subject: “The War as I Saw It.” Of course, speaking was only a temporary activity, to earn money for his political career, for Members of Parliament were not salaried until 1911. This became crucial after Churchill, as predicted, was elected MP for Oldham on 1 October 1900.
Tags: Archibald Rimrose, Arthur Balfour, Christopher Soames, Edward Gibson, Joseph Chamberlain, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Ashburne, Lord Derby, Lord Rosebery, Winston S. Churchill,
By CHRISTOPHER M. BELL
The fall of Singapore had been such a profound shock in 1942 that Churchill's reaction to Pownall’s explanation may have been more emotional than reasoned.
Tags: Archibald Wavell, Arthur Ernest Percival, Battle of Singapore, Christopher M. Bell, Hastings Ismay, Henry Pownall, Kra Isthmus, Malaya, Operation Matador, William Dobbie, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Of all those appointed to his cabinet in May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had known Leo Amery the longest—back to when they were schoolboys. Despite the longevity of their relationship, they were never very close. Rather, as Robert Rhodes James wrote, “there was always a deﬁnite restraint, a lack of warmth, a noticeable caution and reserve” between them. Nevertheless, Amery played a notable part in ensuring Churchill’s premiership.
Tags: Anschluss, Appeasement, Balfour Declaration, Bradley Tolppanen, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Harold Macmillan, Hitler, Indian Army, Julian Amery, Leopold Amery, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Winston S. Churchill,
By DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
“Only Churchill carries that absolutely required criterion: indispensability,” wrote Dr. Krauthammer. “Without Churchill the world today would be unrecognizable.”
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Charles de Gaulle, Charles Krauthammer, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Paul II, Joseph Stalin, Konrad Adenauer, Margaret Thatcher, Mohandas Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Winston S. Churchill,
By ROBERT LYONS and G.C.B. DODDS
G.C.B Dodds, a private secretary in 1944, recalls Churchill’s energy, fearlessness and pugnacity, and an uncomfortable moment over de Gaulle.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Charles de Gaulle, Dakar Raid, G.C.B. Dodds, John Colville, John Martin, John Peck, Martin Gilbert, Robert Lyons, William Morrisey, Winston S. Churchill,
By ROBERT HENTY
Nora Henty, last survivor from Churchill’s wartime staff, had vivid memories of those “dark days and darker nights” when Britain stood alone.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Clementine Churchill, David Cameron, Downing Street, Georgina Landemare, Josip Broz Tito, Lord Loyd, Nora Burrows, Robert Henty, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Sharing Churchill’s appreciation of the wisdom of Edmund Burke, Andrew Roberts compares the two great figures, and wonders what they’d make of Brexit.
Tags: "history of the english-speaking peoples", "reflections on the revolution in france", Andrew Roberts, brexit, David Lloyd George, edmund burke, george washington, irish republic, northern ireland, Stanley Baldwin, the new criterion, william pitt the elder, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By LARRY P. ARNN
Read Larry P. Arnn's analysis of Churchill's fight against socialism on the domestic front in Great Britain, as excerpted from his book "Churchill's Trial".
Tags: Bolshevism, Communism, G.D.H. Cole, Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Larry P. Arnn, R.H.S. Crossman, Sidney Webb, Socialism, Sydney Olivier, Winston S. Churchill,
By CONNOR DANIELS
The Agadir Crisis of 1911 awakened Winston Churchill to the possibility of war with Germany and led to him being appointed to the Admiralty.
Tags: Admiralty, Agadir Crisis, Cameroons, David Lloyd George, Edward Henry, H.H. Asquith, Morocco, Reginald McKenna, Sir Edward Grey, Sir Henry Wilson, The Great War, Winston Churchill, World War I,
By DAVID LOUGH
The editor of their correspondence reflects on his work, with insights into the supportive relationship between Churchill and his mother Jennie.
Tags: 5th Marquess of Salisbury, 7th Duke of Marlborough, David Lough, Elizabeth Everest, George Cornwallis-West, H.H. Kitchener, Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Montagu Porch, My Early Life, Sandhurst, Winston S. Churchill,