Excerpted from “Forster, Appeasement, Danzig and Fascism: What Churchill Really Believed” for the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. For the original text including endnotes please click here.
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“Is this quotation is attributed to Winston Churchill?: ‘The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists.’ There does not seem to be credible information on the internet linking those words to him, but I would appreciate your input.”…
My in-laws gave me the four-book series of historical novels by Michael Dobbs about Winston Churchill, set against the backdrop of World War II. I enjoyed them immensely. They are very enjoyable reads while also informative and insightful of Dobbs’s subjective views of the major players of the era. –T.D.
I certainly agree. I enthusiastically endorsed these novels in Finest Hour: Winston’s War (FH 116), Never Surrender (FH 122), Churchill’s Hour (FH 126) and Churchill’s Triumph (FH 131). You may be interested in Mr Dobbs’s contribution to our 40th anniversary issue last autumn:
A novelist’s eye looks to the inner man: not simply what he achieves but who he is, how true and how strong his heart beats.…