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By PATRICK J.C. POWERS
Savrola expresses the statesman’s prudence to restore civic liberty—constitutionally if possible: “All my philosophy,” he wrote, “is put into the mouth of the hero.”
Tags: Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles Darwin, Duc de Saint-Simon, Edward Gibbon, George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Giovanni Boccacio, Girolamo Savonarola, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Immanuel Kant, Lady Randolph Churchill, Laurentan Library, Louis de Rouvroy, Medicis, Patrick J.C. Powers, Plato, Savrola, Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Lecky, William Makepeace Thackeray, Winston S. Churchill,
By PATRICK J.C. POWERS
Savrola voices Churchill’s fundamental political and ethical principles at the very moment when he settled on them for the rest of his life.
Tags: A.L. Rowse, Anthony Hope, Aristotle, Arthur Schopenhauer, Benjamin Disraeli, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Gibbon, H. Rider Haggard, J.E.C. Welldon, Joseph Conrad, Lady Randolph Churchill, Munich crisis, Patrick J.C. Powers, Plato, Savrola, Socrates, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
These are just a few of the classical authors Churchill read in his self-education as a young man. They form an adjunct to the more recent and direct inspirations, the figures of more recent centuries.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Aristotle, Bourke Cockran, Cicero, Duke of Marlborough, Georges Clemenceau, Great Contemporaries, Horatio Nelson, John Morley, Justin Lyons, Leo Strauss, Lord Randolph Churchill, Napoleon, Paul Rahe, Plato, Richard M. Langworth, Shakespeare, Socrates, Thucydides, War of Spanish Succession, Winston S. Churchill, Xenophon,
By STEVEN GOLDFIEN M.D.
It’s no coincidence that Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest statesman in living memory, was remarkably well-versed in history and classic literature. His own writing earned a Nobel Prize, much of it on history and the philosophy of government. Churchill had a profound grasp of human knowledge, learning and behavior, transcending both time and culture. Thus he distilled and expressed the essence of complex issues, making them both approachable and politically effective.
Tags: Annual Register, Federalist Papers, Gibbon, Macaulay, Plato, Robert Hardy, Wilderness Years, Winston S. Churchill,
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,