Year: 2014

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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El-Sisi: The Churchill Test

El-Sisi: The Churchill Test

No Man of God, but Maybe Our Man…

On Christ­mas eve 1944, Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill left fam­i­ly cel­e­bra­tions and flew to Athens to medi­ate the Greek civ­il war. Com­mu­nists and roy­al­ists were fight­ing it out, but, armed with one promise Josef Stal­in actu­al­ly kept, Churchill thought he could give Greece a chance at democracy.

(Stalin’s kept promise was the round­ly-con­demned “per­cent­ages agree­ment” in Moscow a few weeks ear­li­er, which gave Britain a sphere of influ­ence in Greece in exchange for Sovi­et spheres in pret­ty much the rest of East­ern Europe.)

Churchill had nev­er heard of Arch­bish­op Damask­i­nos, the man his For­eign Office said might rec­on­cile the fac­tions and head off a Com­mu­nist takeover.…

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Hillsdale College Senior Fellow

Hillsdale College Senior Fellow

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, and the remain­ing doc­u­ment vol­umes will soon be pub­lished. It’s nice to be among friends. RML

From: Hills­dale Col­lege, Hills­dale, Michigan

The Office of the Pres­i­dent is pleased to announce that Richard Lang­worth has joined the col­lege as the Senior Fel­low for the Churchill Project effec­tive Novem­ber 1, 2014.…

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