It was typical of my dear friend of 47 years that he wrote his own advance obituary, for Classic and Sports Car. Graham Robson always planned ahead. I quote from it below, hoping to approximate the magnitude of our loss.
Alec Arthur Graham Robson 1936-2021
Graham was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, the only child of Clifford and Kathleen Robson. He was educated locally before going to Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read Engineering. His first job was as a graduate trainee at Jaguar Cars in 1957. His subsequent career became a perfect training path for someone destined to become a leading author.…
“Churchill’s Consistency,” first published in 2011, is updated with material from my book, Churchill and the Avoidable War. It exonerates, partially, the statements and actions of Mr. Baldwin in the debate of rearmament in the 1930s.
“Politics before country”
A U.S. Congressman, observing America’s spending problem, proposed an elaborate plan to fix it. In the process he didn’t wilt under the assault directed toward anyone who defies the status quo by proposing practical change. Intending to defend his ideas in a speech, his private office asked me to verify what Churchill said on consistency among politicians.…
Reprised below are my small contributions on Churchill and the great Irish statesman and thinker Edmund Burke (1729-1797). It was eclipsed in 2019 in a brilliant speech by Andrew Roberts which the Hillsdale College Churchill Project offers here. Dr. Roberts spoke after receiving The New Criterion 7th Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. He also discusses Churchill on Burke in a video interview with James Panero.
2. Churchill on Burke
A reader writes:
I’d like to congratulate you on Churchill by Himself, but I could not find any Churchill comments on Edmund Burke in the index.…