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Churchill Funeral vs March in Paris?

Churchill Funeral vs March in Paris?

Lon­don, 30 Jan­u­ary 1965.

An arti­cle in the Chris­t­ian Post equates Pres­i­dent Obama’s absence from the March in Paris with Pres­i­dent John­son skip­ping the 1965 Churchill Funer­al. The John­son sto­ry has gone around a lot late­ly, but it is nei­ther accu­rate nor a fair com­par­i­son.

Pres­i­dent John­son, suf­fer­ing from a bad case of flu, sent Chief Jus­tice Earl War­ren and Sec­re­tary of State Dean Rusk to the Churchill Funer­al. In his offi­cial state­ment John­son said: “When there was dark­ness in the world…a gen­er­ous Prov­i­dence gave us Win­ston Churchill….He is history’s child, and what he said and what he did will nev­er die.”

The ges­ture of respect that was Churchill’s long-rehearsed, metic­u­lous­ly planned funer­al does not real­ly com­pare to spon­ta­neous march of world lead­ers over the atroc­i­ties in Paris.…

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Boris Says the Strangest Things

Boris Says the Strangest Things

British For­eign Min­is­ter Boris John­son, whose book, The Churchill Fac­tor, is fet­ed wide­ly, is a lik­able gent who speaks his mind with a smile. He’s a chap you’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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