Winston Churchill

Who Will Say No More to the Current Madness?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Britain slept in the 1930s as an inevitable war with Hitler loomed. A lonely Winston Churchill had only a few courageous partners to oppose the appeasement and incompetence of his conservative colleague Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. One of the most stalwart truth-tellers was a now little remembered politico and public …

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Barack Churchill, 1939

“Certainly we do not need a disproportionate response to Herr Hitler that initiates a cycle of violence on both sides. We need to tamp down the rhetoric.”  by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media I have nothing to offer you, except blood, sweat, and arugula. Winston Churchill, well before he became prime minister in May …

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The Last Lion Remembered

Winston Churchill never once flinched in the face of the Third Reich. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British prime minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat …

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Obama’s Munich

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  The interim agreement negotiated by the Security Council and Germany with Iran is a serious advance toward what Winston Churchill called the Munich agreement: “a total and unmitigated defeat” and a “disaster of the first magnitude.” Nothing in the agreement guarantees that Iran will fulfill its promises, or that inspectors will be allowed …

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Why Should We Study War?

Military history tells the story of human nature at its great heights and terrible lows. by Bruce S. Thornton // Defining Ideas  In the latter years of World War I, Winston Churchill met with the novelist and poet Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon was a winner of the Military Cross––he single-handedly routed 60 Germans and captured a trench …

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Margaret Thatcher and the Death of Feminism

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage  The death of Margaret Thatcher will no doubt generate much deserved recognition and discussion of her historical significance. Share This

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Appeasement Bode War Not Peace

by Terry Scambray New Oxford Review A review of The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama’s America by Bruce S. Thornton. (Encounter Books, 2011 pp. 283) Share This

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Obama’s Assault on America’s Prestige

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine In 1868, a British army led by Sir Robert Napier sailed from India to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) to rescue several English and European hostages from the mentally unstable, sadistic King Theodore. Share This

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Ancient Virtues and Modern Sins

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Candor Aside from courage — the essential trait without which, as the ancients insisted, all other virtues are impossible — candor is now the most appreciated. Share This

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