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By JOSHUA WAECHTER
Prudence, Aristotle’s primary quality of statesmen was well demonstrated by Churchill at the Admiralty in the years leading up to the First World War.
Tags: Alfred von Tirpitz, Aristotle, Barbara Tuchman, Battle of Jutland, Benjamin Disraeli, David Lloyd George, Edward Grey, First World War, George Callaghan, H.H. Asquith, High Seas Fleet, John Burns, John Jellicoe, John Morley, Joshua Waechter, Lord Salisbury, Patrick Buchanan, Royal Navy, Triple Entente, William Ewart Gladstone, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
With his many achievements, Haldane stood as warning that the apex of politics, there was no such thing as friendship. Except perhaps with Churchill.
Tags: Albert Einstein, Andrew Bonar Law, Andrew Roberts, Beatrice Webb, Edward Carson, Edward Grey, H.H. Asquith, Haldane Mission, Herbert Samuel, John Morley, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Northcliffe, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Richard Burdon Haldane, Sidney Webb, Stanley Buckmaster, Winston S. Churchill,
By Richard M. Langworth
Churchill, who won a Nobel Prize, and did a few other things, cannot reply. He lies at Bladon in English earth, “which in his finest hour he held inviolate.” He’d love the controversy he stirs, on media he never dreamed of. He once said the vision “of middle-aged gentlemen who are my political opponents being in a state of uproar and fury is really quite exhilarating to me.”
Tags: Black and Tans, D-Day, David Beatty, First World War, German High Seas Fleet, H.H. Asquith, Irish Treaty, John Redmond, Lusitania, Mulberry Harbors, Old Head of Kinsale, Richard M. Langworth, Titanic, William Turner, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANTOINE CAPET
Churchill was an early and steady supporter of a Channel Tunnel, which was first proposed in 1751. For most of his life he joined in lively and almost continuous discussion of “a fixed link with the Continent.” Indeed, during the 1924-1929 Conservative government, Churchill was seen as “the leading political advocate of a tunnel.”
Tags: Antoine Capet, Arthur Balfour, Austen Chamberlain, Channel Tunnel Company, Churchill Documents, conscience vote, David Lloyd George, Douglas Haig, Entente Cordiale, European Coal and Steel Community, Free Vote, George Curzon, H.H. Asquith, Herbert Kitchener, Herbert Morrison, Jean Monnet, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Randolph Churchill, Maurice Hankey, Operation Sea Lion, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Ramsay MacDonald, Samuel Hoare, Sir Henry Wilson, Sir John Fisher, Sir John French, Stanley Baldwin, W.H. Smith, 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 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 RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Irish self-determination is something Churchill is alleged to have opposed. The truth is quite different. Readers will do well to understand the nuances.
Tags: "The Dream", David Lloyd George, Éamon de Valera, H.H. Asquith, Henry Grattan, Irish Home Rule, Irish Treaty, King George VI, Lord Randolph Churchill, Michael Collins, Paddy Finucane, Paul Addison, Republic of Ireland Act 1948, Sean T. O'Kelly,