Richard Deane Taylor achieved immortality when he painted one of the most evocative and accurate portraits of Winston Churchill for Collier’s in 1951, to mark Churchill’s return to office. Years later he gave me the privilege of using it on the first English edition of my book of quotations, Churchill By Himself. He leaves fond memories among his colleagues and former students.
Omni Interlocken Resort, Denver, Colorado, April 20-21, 2015
This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Churchill becoming prime minister in 1940, and the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 1965. This Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar will examine Churchill’s extraordinary statesmanship and the lessons that may be drawn from his example today.
Monday, April 20th
5:30 p.m.: Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dinner
8:00 p.m.: “Why Americans Should Remember Churchill,” Charles Krauthammer, columnist and author, Things That Matter.
Tuesday, April 21st
9:30 a.m.: “The Art of Being Winston Churchill,” Barry Singer, author, Churchill Style.…
Realpolitik: "At a conference in the Greek Foreign Office, lit only by hurricane lamps as bombs burst over the Piraeus, Churchill subjected the warring Greeks to a discourse the like of which they had never heard before. The two factions agreed to appoint Damaskinos as Regent; he called for reconciliation, ended the fighting, and left office in 1946 with Greece a constitutional monarchy."
I am pleased to post this press release, and honored to be associated with the distinguished Churchill scholars at Hillsdale. Without their work, the Churchill Official Biography would be out of print and unfinished. With them, you can buy every volume at a modest price, all 31 volumes. It's nice to be among friends.