Month: November 2014

Richard Deane Taylor 1925-2014

Richard Deane Taylor 1925-2014

Born Mey­er Tuch­schnei­der in the low­er east side of Man­hat­tan in 1925, Richard Deane Tay­lor achieved immor­tal­i­ty among Churchillians 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 fol­low­ing the British gen­er­al election.

Years lat­er, Richard’s great work was revived on the cov­er of the Churchill mag­a­zine Finest Hour. He then he gave me the priv­i­lege of using it on the first Eng­lish edi­tion of my book of quo­ta­tions, Churchill By Him­self. It also adorns The Churchill Com­pan­ion, a com­pendi­um of facts.…

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Churchill’s Leadership, Denver 20-21 Apr. 2015

Churchill’s Leadership, Denver 20-21 Apr. 2015

“Churchill’s True Great­ness: Lessons for Today”

Nation­al Lead­er­ship Seminar

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.…

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Boris Says the Strangest Things

Boris Says the Strangest Things

Boris John­son, whose book, The Churchill Fac­tor, is fet­ed wide­ly, speaks his mind with a smile. Like Mr. Oba­ma, he’s a chap I’d like to share a pint with at the local.

But fame and lik­a­bil­i­ty don’t a Churchill schol­ar make. And in that depart­ment, Boris John­son needs some help.

His remarks are quot­ed from a Novem­ber 14th speech at the Yale Club in New York City.

Boris Fact-checks

1) Lend-Lease, Roosevelt’s World War II “loan” of $50 bil­lion worth of war materiel to the Allies, “screwed” the British.

I queried Pro­fes­sor War­ren Kim­ball of Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty, edi­tor of the Churchill-Roo­sevelt Cor­re­spon­dence and sev­er­al books on World War II, who wrote:

The U.S.…

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