Zionism, Bolshevism, Enemies of Civilization: What Churchill Said
In a 1920 article, “Zionism Versus Bolshevism,” Churchill noted that many leading Bolsheviks were Jews. He did however not write that all Jews were enemies of civilization. Quoting Churchill out of context has become a hobby among those determined to find what they expect to find among his 20 million words.
In “Jews in a Whisper” (New York Times Sunday Review), Mr. Roger Cohen argues that “Jews, with their history, cannot become the systematic oppressors of another people.” Fair enough, but we then read: “Winston Churchill, no less, argued in 1920 that Jews were part of a ‘worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development.”…
In Defense of Churchill (4): Questions and Answers
Text of my Zoom address to the Chartwell Society of Portland, Oregon on 10 May 2021, 81st anniversary of Churchill taking office as Prime Minister. “Questions and Answers” are part of an iTunes audio file. For a copy, please email email@example.com.
Questions and Answers (continued from Part 3)
From Senator Bob Packwood (who recalls shelling peas with you on a pleasant former occasion): Everybody asks what Churchill’s position would be today on the Middle East. It appears that he wanted to do right by everybody—guarantee the Jews a homeland but respect the rights of the Arabs.…