“We think we are wholly superior people,” said the Civil War historian Shelby Foote. The 50th and 75th Anniversaries of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg were poignant, inspiring moments. The words spoken of those occasions give cause to wonder. In the welter of emotions, have we forgotten what we need to remember?
“We may be given to meet again…”
We think we are wholly superior people. If we’d been anything like as superior as we think we are, we’d never have fought that Civil War.…
National Day of Celebration: April 9th?
Published 9 April 2016 by the Hillsdale College Churchill Project
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….
But April 9th has a certain national significance for Americans. That was the day, in 1963, when President Kennedy proclaimed Sir Winston an honorary citizen of the United States.…