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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

British For­eign Min­is­ter Boris John­son, whose book, The Churchill Fac­tor, is fet­ed wide­ly, is a lik­able gent who speaks his mind with a smile. He’s a chap you’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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Shocking Facts: “Nuke the Soviets”

Shocking Facts: “Nuke the Soviets”

Novem­ber 5th— A call from the Lon­don Dai­ly Mail: “We are doing a piece on a new book and want­ed to run it by you.”

Novem­ber 6th— The new book is Thomas Maier’s When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys. What’s excit­ing is their dis­cov­ery of a Shock­ing Fact about Churchill (Shock­ing Fact #22,385, by my count.)

Mr. Maier reports, calm­ly and dis­pas­sion­ate­ly, a 1947 con­ver­sa­tion between Churchill and Sen­a­tor Stiles Bridges (R-NH). In it, Churchill says “that if an atom­ic bomb could be dropped on the Krem­lin wip­ing it out, it would be a very easy prob­lem to han­dle the bal­ance of Rus­sia, which would be with­out direc­tion.”

So—wow—the Mail is real­ly onto an exposé.…

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