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How Would Churchill Tweet? -National Review

How Would Churchill Tweet? -National Review

“How Would Churchill Tweet?” appeared in Nation­al Review, 12 August 2017.

Since Pres­i­dent Trump has tak­en office, the pub­lic has quick­ly learned to get its polit­i­cal news from a nov­el source—namely, the President’s Twit­ter account.

The move to this plat­form rep­re­sents a shift in the nature of pol­i­tics, both for good and for ill. Trump might be among the first polit­i­cal lead­ers to use this medi­um to attack oppo­nents or make major announce­ments. He is cer­tain­ly not the first to uti­lize the kind of brevi­ty the plat­form requires to make his points.

Such brevi­ty also char­ac­ter­ized the rhetor­i­cal style of Win­ston Churchill, whose wit, humor and insight com­ple­ment­ed his deci­sive and effec­tive polit­i­cal lead­er­ship.…

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Syria: Stop the Churchill Comparisons!

Syria: Stop the Churchill Comparisons!

Guer­ni­ca, 1937 (Wiki­me­dia Com­mons)

Mr. Brent Budows­ki adds to the long list of Churchill com­par­isons over the Syr­ia tragedy by com­par­ing Pres­i­dent Oba­ma to Sir Win­ston (The Hill, Sep­tem­ber 13th). Sen­a­tors Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), and Rand Paul (R., Ky.), and Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) “lit­er­al­ly offer no pol­i­cy and no ideas about how to stop the slaugh­ter of inno­cent peo­ple with chem­i­cal weapons.”

Oba­ma by con­trast “has made the hard call and pro­posed the strong action that would take a real stand and make a real dif­fer­ence.” Just like Churchill in the 1930s, “when the Span­ish fas­cists with sup­port from Hitler and Mus­soli­ni began their attacks against the Repub­li­can gov­ern­ment of Spain.”

Real­ly, these Churchill com­par­isons need to stop.…

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