In 1927, Winston Churchill wrote to his wife Clementine, “I am becoming a film fan.” He had projection equipment installed at Chequers, the country home of British prime ministers, in 1943, and at his family home Chartwell in 1946. “Churchill and the Movies” is the fourth and final event of the Center for Constructive Alternatives in the 2018-19 academic year. We will view and discuss two films widely regarded as Churchill’s favorites, and two Churchill biographic movies in their historical context.
Omni Interlocken Resort, Denver, Colorado, April 20-21, 2015
This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Churchill becoming prime minister in 1940, and the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 1965. This Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar will examine Churchill’s extraordinary statesmanship and the lessons that may be drawn from his example today.
Monday, April 20th
5:30 p.m.: Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dinner
8:00 p.m.: “Why Americans Should Remember Churchill,” Charles Krauthammer, columnist and author, Things That Matter.
Tuesday, April 21st
9:30 a.m.: “The Art of Being Winston Churchill,” Barry Singer, author, Churchill Style.…
Thoughts and Adventures, by Winston S. Churchill, edited with a new introduction by James W. Muller. ISI Books, 380 pages, illus., softbound, $22.
If Churchill’s 1932 volume of essays on politics, cartoons, elections, hobbies and adventures during the Great War is really an “undiscovered classic” (as the publishers state on the back cover of this new edition) it will be news to generations of readers. Thoughts and Adventures (first published in America at as Amid These Storms) has seen twelve or more editions in English; translations into Danish, French, German, Korean, Spanish and Swedish; and even a combined edition with Great Contemporaries.…