By PAUL ADDISON
Both Churchill and Chamberlain understood that Nazi Germany was a time bomb. But whereas Chamberlain imagined that it could be defused by diplomacy, Churchill believed that it could only be defused by force, or the threat of force. When the diplomacy of appeasement failed Chamberlain was compelled to accept—albeit with the profound reluctance of a man who loathed war—that no other response was possible. In the final analysis the British Empire, which was already in decline, had to be sacrificed so that Britain itself could live.
Tags: F.E. Smith Lord Birkenhead, Hoare-Laval Pact, John Simon, Lord Halifax, Maurice Cowling, Mohandas Gandhi, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Paul Addison, Robert Crowcroft, Stanley Baldwin, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANNEN
"I have forfeited a great deal. I have given up an office that I loved, work in which I was deeply interested, and a staff of which any man might be proud. I have given up associations in that work with my colleagues with whom I have maintained for many years the most harmonious relations, not only as colleagues but as friends. I have given up the privilege of serving as lieutenant to a leader whom I still regard with the deepest admiration and affection. I have ruined, perhaps, my political career. But that is a little matter; I have retained something which is to me of great value—I can still walk about the world with my head erect." - Duff Cooper, 1938
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Appeasement, Archibald Wavell, Douglas Haig, Harold Nicolson, J.L. Garvin, Lady Diana Cooper, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Max Reinhardt, Munich Pact, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Law, Robert Boothby, Singapore, Talleyrand, The Other Club, Violet Bonham Carter, Walter Elliot, 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 LARRY P. ARNN
In the best biography since 1991, Roberts's witty, fluent, flowing prose captures the adventure, energy, and incessant movement that Churchill produced.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Brendan Bracken, Clement Attlee, Horace Wilson, Ivan Maisky, King George VI, Larry P. Arnn, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Randolph S. Churchill, Roger Keyes, Winston S. Churchill,
By TERRY REARDON
The director of the Churchill Archives Center examines Churchill’s decision-making methods on challenges and problems of the Second World War.
Tags: Allen Packwood, Archibald Wavell, Atlantic Charter, Charles de Gaulle, Claude Auchinleck, Dudley Pound, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Hankey, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Stokes, Winston S. Churchill, “Unconditional Surrender”,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Andrew Roberts lectures on "The Importance of Churchill for Today" at the Hillsdale National Leadership Seminar on Principles and Politics.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Clementine Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, John McDonnell, Lord Halifax, Neville Chamberlain, Patrick Kinna, Ramsay MacDonald, Sadiq Khan, Sadq Khan, Scott Kelly, Stanley Baldwin, Winston Churchill, World War II,