Tag: English-Speaking Union

Secondhand but Valid: “If you can speak in this country…”

Secondhand but Valid: “If you can speak in this country…”

The Eng­lish-Speak­ing Union posed a ques­tion which illus­trates the prob­lem of sec­ond­hand quotes. That is, some­thing Churchill said which is not in his pub­lished canon. The quote is: “If you can speak in this coun­try [Britain], you can do any­thing.” It was a con­cise cel­e­bra­tion of the British right to free speech. The ESU has it on their web­site. But is it verifiable?

In 1966, the ESU Philadel­phia Branch host­ed an exhib­it of my Churchill bio­graph­i­cal stamp col­lec­tion at the Philadel­phia Nation­al Bank. It was the first pub­lic appear­ance of what­ev­er lim­it­ed Churchill knowl­edge I then had, my “awak­en­ing” as a Churchillian.…

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Lectures and Book Signings

Lectures and Book Signings

Churchill by Himself


10 May 2010: Toron­to. Annu­al Din­ner, Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Soci­ety of Canada.

11 Sep­tem­ber 2009: Churchill For Today: “Shall We All Com­mit Sui­cide?” and Churchill’s oth­er futur­ist essays: pan­elist and mod­er­a­tor. 26th Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Con­fer­ence, West­in St. Fran­cis Hotel.

7 May 2009, Boston: Eng­lish-Speak­ing Union and New Eng­land Churchillians, Union Club, 6PM.

3 May 2009, Detroit: Win­ston Churchill Soci­ety of Michi­gan, Dear­born Inn, 5:30PM.

2 May 2009, Chica­go:  Churchill Friends of Greater Chica­go, Fair­mont Hotel, 6PM.

30 Novem­ber 2008, Dal­las: “Churchill by Him­self.” North Texas Church­llians, Pap­padeaux Seafood Kitchen. Pre­sen­ta­tion and book signing.

30 Novem­ber 2007, Boston: “Churchill and Ire­land: Notable Pro­nounce­ments on Ire­land, 1901-1948.” New…

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