Beginning ten years ago with a flawed account of the 1943 Bengal Famine, and fanned by a small cadre of influential writers, Churchill has been slandered with the label of white supremacist. A colleague to whom I often turn for wisdom has a thoughtful judgment on this and other dubious accusations. “In a controversial time, an understanding of Churchill is very difficult to achieve. That is because the life of Churchill is an important thing. And every important thing is highly controversial today.”
Excerpted from an article for the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. For the complete text, click here.…
This review was first published by the Hillsdale College Churchill Project. For remarks on Darkest Hour by Hillsdale President Larry Arnn, and excerpts from Gary Oldman’s appearance at the College, click here.
Hour of Trial, and Triumph
Darkest Hour, a film by Focus Features, directed by Joe Wright, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill, 2hrs 5 min, December 2017.
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods…” —Thomas Babington Macaulay
Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality: What He Actually Did and Said is now available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon. Excerpts from my remarks the Hillsdale College Churchill Conference, 20 February 2017. Videos are online for all presentations.
Myth and Reality
Not a day passes when Winston Churchill, who proved indispensable when liberty hung in the balance, is not accused of something dreadful. Charges range from alcoholism and racism to misogyny and warmongering. Frequently there is no documentation, only partial quotes selected to advance preconceived notions and canards. Winston Churchill: Myth and Reality, confronts this busy industry.…