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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Rather than advancing segregation in South Africa, Churchill strove hard for justice, arrayed against the broad prejudices of his time. Part 1: 1902-09
Tags: Apartheid, Arthur Balfour, Boer War, Botswana, Cape Colony, Cape Coloureds, Cecil Rhodes, East Africa Protectorate, Eswatini, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Ian Hamilton, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Lesotho, Lord Elgin, Lord Milner, Lord Selborne, Louis Botha, Martin Gilbert, Mohandas Gandhi, Natal, Orange Free State, Randolph S. Churchill, Responsible Government, South Africa, Transvaal, Winston S. Churchill, Zululand,
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 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 TERRY REARDON
Among many close personal friendships that Churchill enjoyed in political and military life, one of the more unlikely was with a former foe, the South African statesman Jan Christian Smuts. Richard Steyn has offered a plethora of new information and insights in a readable account of this important friendship.
Tags: Alfred Milner, Apartheid, Boer War, Brendan Bracken, Cecil Rhodes, Duke of Windsor, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Jameson Raid, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mountbatten, Louis Botha, Paul Kruger, Richard Steyn, Terry Reardon, Treaty of Vereeniging, Winston S. Churchill,