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Thomas Babington Macaulay
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.”
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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.
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By JOSIAH LEINBACH
Churchill looked back on the past with reverence and with regularity—thankfully so, for we owe him the same debt we owe to our history: gratitude.
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By ANDREW ROBERTS
Churchill told the story of his ancestor in beautiful Augustan Age prose, but also discovered new sources and corrected earlier historians’ errors. Mastering foreign language documents, he produced an outstanding work of history as well as literature, one that appealed to an academic as well as to a popular audience. All this came from someone whose father had said: “He has little [claim] to cleverness, to knowledge or any capacity for settled work.”
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