By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
This is just a representative fraction of Piers Brendon’s comprehensive book. He avoids repeating material in several previous accounts, and goes much deeper into the subject. Most of the anecdotes have not appeared previously and are thus quite valuable. Anyone interested in the personal side of the great man owes it to themselves to buy a copy.
Tags: Anthony Montague Browne, Chartwell, Diana Cooper, Jock Colville, Piers Brendon, R.A. Butler, Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, 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 ANDREW ROBERTS
Sharing Churchill’s appreciation of the wisdom of Edmund Burke, Andrew Roberts compares the two great figures, and wonders what they’d make of Brexit.
Tags: "history of the english-speaking peoples", "reflections on the revolution in france", Andrew Roberts, brexit, David Lloyd George, edmund burke, george washington, irish republic, northern ireland, Stanley Baldwin, the new criterion, william pitt the elder, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
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,