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The Un-great Non-debate Neither Buries nor Lionizes Churchill

The Un-great Non-debate Neither Buries nor Lionizes Churchill

The Great Debate: “Resolved, that Win­ston Churchill was more a lia­bil­i­ty than an asset to the free world.” Spon­sored by Intel­li­gence Squared, view­able on C-Span.

LONDON, 3 SEPT 1999— It was avid­ly await­ed but fell flat. Tabling a tru­ly ridicu­lous motion, Intel­li­gence Squared (“the only insti­tu­tion in town aside from Par­lia­ment to pro­vide a forum for debate on the cru­cial issues of the day”) com­bined with C-Span to bring us this spec­ta­cle. It would have been more inter­est­ing to debate whether Hitler or Churchill was the bet­ter painter.

I will spare you wise­cracks about Intel­li­gence Squared.…

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Was Churchill a Closet Socialist?

Was Churchill a Closet Socialist?

After I post­ed “Churchill on the Stim­u­lus Pack­age” last Spring, I was asked if Churchill, who said he opposed social­ism, was in fact more of a social­ist than he cared to admit. For exam­ple, he was one of the archi­tects of the British Wel­fare State ear­ly in the 20th century.

To the many appre­ci­a­tions of Churchill’s career let us add that he was (which is not often rec­og­nized) a seri­ous polit­i­cal the­o­rist, who learned from expe­ri­ence and, as William Man­ches­ter wrote, “usu­al­ly improved as he went along.” I asked Pres­i­dent Lar­ry Arnn of Hills­dale Col­lege to respond to this question:

Churchill was a polit­i­cal thinker.…

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The Churchill Copyright

The Churchill Copyright

To answer fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions, here are the rules gov­ern­ing copy­right to the books, arti­cles, speech­es and papers of Win­ston S. Churchill:

1. Non-Com­mer­cial Use

The copy­right in Sir Win­ston Churchill’s papers, lit­er­ary works and those papers of which he was the author, did not form part of the 1995 pur­chase by the British Gov­ern­ment, but remains (under the terms of Sir Winston’s will) the prop­er­ty of his fam­i­ly, except where it has been sep­a­rate­ly assigned. No charge is made in the case of repro­duc­tion for aca­d­e­m­ic research. Cer­tain edu­ca­tion­al or non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions such as the Hills­dale Col­lege Churchill Project are grant­ed the right to repro­duce (with acknowl­edge­ment) copy­right mate­r­i­al with­out charge.…

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