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By RAYMOND A. CALLAHAN
Scholarship accumulates and sources multiply, Todman writes. The perspective of Churchill’s memoirs persists—if sometimes heavily qualified.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Angus Calder, Daniel Todman, Darkest Hour, Douglas Porch, George Marshall, Harold Alexander, Operation Zipper, Paul Addison, Raymond A. Callahan, Singapore, VE Day, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Our grief and loss are deeply felt. Paul was a gentleman scholar: a man of strong convictions, who never let them interfere with his search for truth. Hagiography is fatal. Honesty matters. Those were his cardinal precepts. Above all, he left a corpus of excellence from which young people will always learn things worth knowing. His work abides, and as Churchill said, a man never dies as long as he is remembered. All who love history will forever remember Paul Addison.
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Tags: Antoine Capet, David Stafford, Eugenics, Martin Gilbert, Paul Addison, Randolph S. Churchill, University of Edinburgh, William F. Buckley Jr., Winston S. Churchill,
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 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,