Month: May 2012

New Churchill Phrase & Quote Index

New Churchill Phrase & Quote Index

A new Phrase Index to Churchill quotes is avail­able.

My Churchill quo­ta­tions book, Churchill By Him­self, is being updat­ed and cor­rect­ed for a new edi­tion called Churchill in His Own Words, with an even­tu­al e-book ver­sion as well. It con­tains a new Key Phrase Index that will great­ly assist read­ers in find­ing the quo­ta­tion they require.

Since the pag­i­na­tion of the new book will not change (we found only one quote which had to be removed as fic­ti­tious), the Phrase Index can also be used by present own­ers of Churchill By Him­self. For a copy please con­tact me.…

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“Fauxcahontas.” Elizabeth Warren & Randolph Churchill: “Race: Human”

“Fauxcahontas.” Elizabeth Warren & Randolph Churchill: “Race: Human”

Poco­han­tas (Wiki­me­dia Com­mons)

A col­league for­wards Mark Steyn’s hilar­i­ous rant on Eliz­a­beth War­ren, the Mass­a­chu­setts politi­cian who passed her­self off as a native Amer­i­can (because she has “high cheek­bones”) in order get invit­ed to lunch (and not, under­stand, for any career advan­tage).

“A friend got his son into a bet­ter pub­lic school by say­ing he was a native Amer­i­can,” my col­league writes. “Unfor­tu­nate­ly they didn’t tell the kid, so he was quite bewil­dered when the prin­ci­pal approached him one day about an after-school meet­ing for those inter­est­ed in Indi­ans. He also told me that this city you can change your racial iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, but only once.”

Dur­ing a recent encounter with the med­ical world I was hand­ed one of those ques­tion­naires with the inevitable ques­tion “Race.” I checked, “Oth­er” and then wrote in “Human,” hop­ing for a repercussion—but alas no one noticed.…

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The Biblical Churchill, Part 3

The Biblical Churchill, Part 3

“Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour…”

Con­tin­ued from Part 2…

On 19 June 1940, Churchill made his first broad­cast as Prime Min­is­ter, a speech which lift­ed the hearts even of his for­mer and cur­rent crit­ics. “A tremen­dous bat­tle is rag­ing in France and Flan­ders,” he said, adding forth­right­ly that the Ger­mans, “by a remark­able com­bi­na­tion of air bomb­ing and heav­i­ly armoured tanks, have bro­ken through the French defences.”

In assur­ing his lis­ten­ers that Britain would fight on, Churchill chose a majes­tic coda, an obscure Bib­li­cal allu­sion, for the first and only time in all his writ­ings and speech­es.…

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