My brother Andrew Roberts inspired this post, when he asked for Churchill quotations about childbirth. Yes, even now, friends have brought a new life into the world. Three months ago, my son and daughter-in-law did likewise.
Life Goes On
On 30 May 1909, Clementine Churchill was pregnant with their first child, Diana. Winston, asking her to practice social distancing, wrote these beautiful words: “We are in the grip of circumstances, and out of pain joy will spring, and from passing weakness new strength will arise.”
Four and one-half decades later, his daughter Mary was a fortnight overdue for the birth of Charlotte, her fourth child.…
Last Call: almost sold out
Fewer than 60 cabins remain on the Churchill cruise of a lifetime. Many of our old Churchillian friends are coming, and this truly will be an event you will never forget. CLICK HERE for complete descriptions of the voyage (June 1-31) plus optional pre- and post-cruise Churchill events (May 31-June 1, June 13-16). I cannot answer questions about bookings, cabins and availability. Please contact Global Tracks, who I know from experience are very professional: (877) 242-6397, email hillsdalecollegecruise.com.
A cruise to remember
In four essays in his 1932 book Thoughts and Adventures (taken from earlier writings), Churchill contemplated the future. He identified future trends which would affect the evolution of democracy, constitutional government, and the evolution of society. Those essays were remarkably prescient. Moreover, they offer reflections upon issues as prominent today as they were eight decades ago. Excerpted from the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. To read the complete article click here.
“The relevance of the life of Winston Churchill to our time is apparent in the newspaper any day,” writes Hillsdale College President Dr.…