Assault and battery…
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Assault of 15 March: Adrija Roychowdhury, “An unpopular racist,” Indian Express (Praising Mussolini, preferring Nazis to Communists, Bengal famine, poison gas.) Response by Richard Langworth in the Comments section (limited to 1000 characters and no links).
Assault of 10 March: Shashi Tharoor, “Hollywood rewards a mass murderer,” Washington Post. (Bengal famine, bombing Irish protesters, poison gas, hating Indians.) Response by Soren Geiger, Hillsdale College Churchill Project, in The American Spectator.
Assault of 9 March: Shree Paradkar, “Winston Churchill, the barbaric monster,” Toronto Star. (Bengal famine, Kenya, Greece, “Aryan stock” quote.) Response by Terry Reardon, Hillsdale College Churchill Project.
[4 March: Gary Oldman wins Academy Award for Best Actor.]
Assault of 2 March: “…The Castlerosse Affair,” Journal of Contemporary History. (Written version of Churchill’s supposed affair with Doris Castlerosse.) Response by Richard Langworth, American Spectator.
Assault of 25 February: “Churchill’s Secret Affair,” UK Channel 4. (Churchill cheated on his wife in a four-year affair.) Response by Andrew Roberts, The Spectator & Hillsdale Churchill Project.
Assault of 23 February: Tom Blackwell, “Some wonder if he was more war criminal…” National Post. (Bengal famine, though in this one case the author does quote a few defenders.). Response on this website.
Assault of 23 January: Louise Raw, “…Don’t forget his problematic past,” The Independent. (Kenya, Bengal Famine, Welsh strikers, hate for Indians, Islamophobia, etc.) Response on Facebook.
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Nearly forty years ago an equally great Churchill performance, Robert Hardy in The Wilderness Years, was received with equal acclaim by press and public. There was no chorus of hate, no trumped-up charges, no hint that Churchill’s overall record was in any way debatable. Alas times have changed.