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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
“Low is the greatest of our modern cartoonists,” wrote Winston Churchill in his delightful essay “Cartoons and Cartoonists.” He praised “the vividness of his political conceptions,” and declared Low a singular artist: “He possesses what few cartoonists have—a grand technique of draughtsmanship. Low is a master of black and white. He is the Charlie Chaplin of caricature, and tragedy and comedy are the same to him.”
Tags: 1926 General Strike, Charlie Chaplin, David Low, F.E. Smith, George Bernard Shaw, Lord Birkenhead, Richard M. Langworth, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Stafford’s description of this critical year is masterful. In 1921 the former “bold, bad man” of British national life rose above his reputation as a war-mongering opportunist. The picture is of a reflective and vulnerable man of character, strengthened by every reverse—a man of vision and, to a few observers, “a prime minister in the making.” Really good books about Churchill are scarce these days, and deserve full appreciation. This one belongs on any list of the top twenty specialized studies.
Tags: Balfour Declartion, Cairo Conference, Chaim Weizmann, Clare Sheridan, Clementine Churchill, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Eddie Marsh, Ernest Cassel, F.E. Smith, Gertrude Bell, Herbert Lionel Vane-Tempest, Iraq, Irish Treaty, Jordan, King Faisal, Lady Randolph Churchill, Marigold Churchill, Max Beaverbrook, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Singapore, T.E. Lawrence, Two-Power Standard, Washington Naval Treaty, Winston S. Churchill,
By MICHAEL RICHARDS
Churchill offers thoughtful ideas on when representative government may be supplemented by a national vote. Above all, he thought the referendum must be rare. Only eleven times in his long career was there a call for a referendum. Only six times did he support it.
Tags: Archibald Sinclair, Arthur Balfour, Charles Coughlan, Clement Attlee, constitutionalism, David Lloyd George, Devolution, F.E. Smith, Free Trade, George Curzon, H.H. Asquith, House of Lords, Irish Home Rule, Irish Treaty, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Kevin Theakston, Parliament Act 1911, referendum, Responsible Government, Rhodesia, Richard M. Langworth, Stanley Baldwin, Tariffs, Ulster, Winston S. Churchill, Women Suffrage,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Von Heyking offers an interesting scholarly work that places Churchill’s many political friendships within a philosophical grounding.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Daimonism, Duke of Marlborough, F.E. Smith, Franklin Roosevelt, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Birkenhead, Max Aitken, Plato, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Roy Jenkins, The Other Club, Wendell Wilkie, William III, Winston S. Churchill,