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By LARRY P. ARNN
Churchill is interested in the ultimate ground of human freedom. He is the guardian of that freedom, of the right to be fully human: Man is spirit.
Tags: Anthony Montague Browne, Aristotle, Larry P. Arnn, The World Crisis, Thomas Aquinas, Thoughts and Adventures, Winston S. Churchill, “Man is Spirit”,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
These are just a few of the classical authors Churchill read in his self-education as a young man. They form an adjunct to the more recent and direct inspirations, the figures of more recent centuries.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Aristotle, Bourke Cockran, Cicero, Duke of Marlborough, Georges Clemenceau, Great Contemporaries, Horatio Nelson, John Morley, Justin Lyons, Leo Strauss, Lord Randolph Churchill, Napoleon, Paul Rahe, Plato, Richard M. Langworth, Shakespeare, Socrates, Thucydides, War of Spanish Succession, Winston S. Churchill, Xenophon,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill knew his Shakespeare and had a near-photographic memory. Darrell Holley’s Churchill’s Literary Allusions tells us he alludes to Shakespeare more than any other English author. King John, Richard III and Hamlet are his most frequent references. Henry V also moved and inspired him. He also closely read Richard II, generally accepting Shakespeare’s portrayal of his cruelty and vindictiveness.
Tags: Archibald Sinclair, Collected Essays, Darrell Holley, George V, Henry IV, John Jellicoe, John of Gaunt, Michael Wolff, Randolph Churchill, Richard II, Richard M. Langworth, Shakespeare, 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 THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Q: In reviewing the 1940-45 visitors books at Chequers, I was struck by how often Professor Frederick Lindemann was there—far more than anyone except Churchill family and staff, more than Bracken and Beaverbrook, let alone the Chiefs of Staff. Lindemann practically lived there and was present whenever Churchill was. What do you make of him and what's best to read on him?