Month: June 2021
Zionism, Bolshevism, Enemies of Civilization: What Churchill Said
In a 1920 article, “Zionism Versus Bolshevism,” Churchill noted that many leading Bolsheviks were Jews. He did however not write that all Jews were enemies of civilization. Quoting Churchill out of context has become a hobby among those determined to find what they expect to find among his 20 million words.
In “Jews in a Whisper” (New York Times Sunday Review), Mr. Roger Cohen argues that “Jews, with their history, cannot become the systematic oppressors of another people.” Fair enough, but we then read: “Winston Churchill, no less, argued in 1920 that Jews were part of a ‘worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development.”…
Automobile Quarterly: The Memories (AQ Vol. 10, No. 1, 1972)
A friend and fellow fan of Leslie Charteris and “The Saint” sent me the image above. “Is this yours?” he asked. Yes, it hangs in my home. My friend has now acquired AQ —Automobile Quarterly— First Quarter, 1972. It contains a portfolio of The Saint’s 1930 sports car, the Hirondel, conjured up by five great artists. This painting was presented to me by its creator, Ted Lodigensky. “It has no value,” he declared. “It’s a car that never was.”
Maybe so, but not to devotees of “The Saint,” aka Simon Templar. “He was an Englishman, and a gentleman,” explained AQ editor Don Vorderman—”though one must admit a pretty rakish one.…