Korea was a problem in 1952—as it is today. “Is the Prime Minister aware of the deep concern felt by the people of this country at the whole question of the Korean conflict?” an opposition Member of Parliament asked the-then Mr. Churchill.
“I am fully aware of the deep concern felt by the honorable member in many matters above his comprehension,” Churchill quipped. Which avoided responding to an unanswerable question.
Self-Preservation’s Jarring Gong
How do you answer the Korean question? There are no good choices. The Sino-Russian proposal for the U.S. to abandon joint military exercises in exchange for another promise by the North to stop building missiles and testing nukes is a non-starter.…
“When Britain stood alone…he mobilized the English language, and sent it into battle.” John Kennedy, paraphrasing Edward R. Murrow
Q: TheQuestion tries to provide our readers with the most reliable knowledge from experts in various fields. As we celebrate National Churchill Day, April 9th, we would appreciate your thoughts on three questions. These are currently posted without responses on our website: Was Winston Churchill really that good an artist? What made him a great leader? What was his greatest achievement?
TheQuestion: Churchill as Artist
Please take a virtual tour of Hillsdale College’s recent exhibition of Churchill paintings and artifacts.…
The White House, 9 April 1963. L-R: acting Secretary of State George Ball, Lady and Ambassador Sir David Ormsby Gore, Winston Churchill (grandson), the President’s Naval Aide Tazewell Shepard, President Kennedy, Randolph S. Churchill. Photo by Cecil Stoughton.
Why does the United States designate April 9th as National Churchill Day? Why not, for example, May 10th? That was the day in 1940 when, with liberty in retreat, he became Britain’s prime minister, sure that he knew a good deal about it all, certain he would not fail, impatient for the morning….…