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  • Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner(PATH TO VICTORY: Refashioning Institutions for 21st Century)

    11/23/2007 12:19:36 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 453+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 21, 2007 | Donald Rumsfeld
    Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner PATH TO VICTORY Refashioning Institutions for the 21st Century Remarks by Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Claremont Institute's 20th Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston Churchill, November 17, 2007.This past year has certainly provided ample entertainment for those interested in politics. The activities of Congress and the unexpected blessing of an extra year of presidential campaigning fill our newspapers, televisions, and blogs. The problem is that this entertainment tends to focus on the petty and the personal, and seems to avoid a serious discussion of the emerging challenges our country and the next...
  • Schools told to dump Churchill and Hitler from history lessons (UK)

    07/13/2007 4:25:16 PM PDT · by Inquisitive1 · 70 replies · 1,910+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13th July 2007 | LAURA CLARK
  • Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus (" pandering to a P.C. agenda")

    07/12/2007 11:42:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 135 replies · 5,616+ views
    Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus Posted 9 hours 19 minutes ago Updated 4 hours 38 minutes ago Just not cricket ... the exclusion of Winston Churchill is likely to leave traditionalists aghast. (File photo) (Reuters: Toby Melville) Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.But...
  • Fight on in Iraq, Churchill's grandson urges

    05/13/2007 11:45:37 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | May 13, 2007 | Charles Enman
    The grandson of Sir Winston Churchill will tell an Ottawa audience tonight that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous for the Middle East and for western nations. That grandson, also named Winston Churchill, will deliver his address, titled "Democracy and Freedom Under Threat," at the annual forum of Kollel of Ottawa, a centre for advanced Torah study. "If the Americans admit failure and withdraw soon from Iraq, I see the writing on the wall," Mr. Churchill told the Citizen in a phone call from Britain. "Our friends and allies in the region, as well as nations throughout the...
  • Does anyone here want to survive?

    01/17/2007 11:56:49 AM PST · by JZelle · 91 replies · 2,701+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-16-07 | Wes Pruden
    The rap on George W. Bush is that he can't make a rousing speech like Winston Churchill, and indeed he can't. But who can? Not Hillary, not "the husband of," not John McCain or Rudy Giuliani, or even Barack Obama, worthies all. Churchill marshaled the language and sent it off to World War II. He was sui generis, one of a kind, an orator who played rhetoric like Babe Ruth hit home runs and Brooks Robinson played third base. But Churchill, the electrifier of frightened audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, had an advantage that neither George W. nor...
  • 2006: The Year of Retreat

    12/27/2006 7:22:13 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 8 replies · 708+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 27, 2006 | Ben Shapiro
    On July 14, 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain addressed the nation on BBC Radio. The last month had seen the complete collapse of French and British resistance to German aggression on the continent of Europe. The French Army had been decisively defeated, and the Allied armies had been evacuated back to Britain from the coastline at Dunkirk. On June 14, the Nazis had marched into Paris. In the aftermath of the string of devastating defeats that had isolated Britain and left Europe prostrate before Hitler, Churchill spoke. "Should the invader come to Britain, there will be no placid...
  • Talk The Walk (David Warren To The Appeasers: Fight Back Or Get Blown Up Alert)

    12/11/2006 11:10:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 715+ views
    David ^ | 12/09/2006 | David Warren
    I was rewriting history, while walking along some cold lakeshore the other day. My thought was: if Churchill had only come to power in 1937, Chamberlain would have been installed to replace him in 1940. Had Churchill been in power, and refused to sign Munich, he would have been blamed for the outbreak of war. I can just hear the prattle in an English pub, circa 1950. "He pushed Hitler to it! Had it not been for Churchill, Hitler would have been satisfied with the Sudetenland, and England would never have had to surrender. Everything was Churchill's fault!" Today, everything...
  • The Jihad: We All In This Together (Don Feder Calls For Non-Muslim Unity In Face Of Jihad Alert)

    12/08/2006 7:27:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | 12/08/2006 | Don Feder
    You have a problem. It’s a problem shared by Jews in Hebron, Serbs in Kosovo, Hindus in the Kashmir, Catholics in Lebanon, and Americans walking the streets of New York. Consider the inter-connectedness of the following incidents, all of which took place in the past few months: In Indonesia, three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded. In Iraq, a Syrian Orthodox priest was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. In Somalia, a nun was shot to death as she left the hospital where she worked, tending the sick and dying. In Lebanon, just days ago, a cabinet minister was assassinated. In Britain, authorities uncovered...
  • How Churchill's nurse cared for him (and the pet budgie) in his final years

    11/09/2006 1:12:43 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 811+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/06 | Stephanie Condron
    A notebook kept by Sir Winston Churchill's nurse has revealed a regimented routine in his final years which included her looking after his pet budgerigar. Muriel Thomson looked after Sir Winston as he neared death and, in addition to making sure he had his cigars and whisky to hand, was expected to put the bird 'to bed'. The former prime minister was an animal lover and it seems that, towards the end of his life, his budgie was seldom far from his side, even accompanying him to dinner. "Whisky and soda, specs, cards; bird to be brought into dining room...
  • Churchill warns of Islamic threat, recounts grandfather’s legacy

    09/28/2006 11:34:38 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 6 replies · 545+ views
    BPNews (Baptist Press) ^ | Sep 27 2006 | Tim Ellsworth
    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Radical Islam poses to Western civilization a threat similar to that of the Nazis and the Soviets, Winston Churchill said Sept. 26 at Union University. Churchill -– author, journalist, former Member of Parliament and grandson of the former British prime minister -– spoke before about 1,800 people at Union’s 10th annual Scholarship Banquet to raise funds for students scholarships. “Together we have overcome far more powerful enemies than those that assail us today,” Churchill said. “I have every confidence that, in confronting this new challenge, America and Britain -– together with our allies -– can prevail and shall...
  • Who said? "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!"

    09/22/2006 8:17:36 AM PDT · by harpu · 24 replies · 1,914+ views
    link not available | circa 1899 | Paul Enlow via eMail
    WINSTON CHURCHILL IN A SPEECH IN 1899! -- 107 years ago: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every...
  • Islamic Fundamentalism according to Winston S. Churchill III(Grandson of Winston Churchill)

    08/27/2006 7:04:55 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 46 replies · 1,392+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | Vcrisis
    Editor's note: Seldom I disregard the editorial policy of dealing exclusively with issues of my country. The recent escalation of violence in the Middle East against Israel however merits our attention for the issue goes far beyond a dispute between the Islamofundamentalists of Hezbollah and Israel; it isn't about Israel's future and safety anymore, rather a 'holy war' between deranged people and freedom; between terror and the values and liberties the civilised and rational inhabitants of this world hold dear. Someone sent the following speech -originally published March 03, 2006, which I have decided to post for it couldn't have...
  • Stupidity about WW III: Here's Your Sign

    07/17/2006 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 83 replies · 4,496+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 17 July 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Bill Engvale is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. For years he’s been doing a routine about stupid things that people say. Each example ends with the tag line, “Here’s your sign.” That means a big sign with STUPID written on it. Although geopolitics are not Bill’s metier, he offers a way to cut through the twaddle about the beginning of WW III. Let’s start with Howard Dean. (Remember him? He was in all the papers.) Dean cropped up today giving a fire-breathing speech to the faithful (and forlorn), screaming that we wouldn’t have these problems in the...
  • Churchill 101

    07/14/2006 5:22:52 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 257+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2006 | Malcolm Kline
    Thanks to the manner in which the Ivory Tower makes poster children of its most problematic professors and the zeal with which college administrators excise “dead white guys” from their curricula, Winston Churchill is probably not as well known on many American college campuses as Ward Churchill. Indeed, I found foundations, scholarships, institutes, centers and even high schools named after Great Britain’s most famous prime minister but few classes on his life and work. About the only college course on Winston Churchill that I could find on a quick Google search was one at Hillsdale. Perhaps some of the great...
  • Churchill's half-smoked cigar sold at auction

    07/12/2006 12:36:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 618+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/12/06
    A half-smoked cigar enjoyed by Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's war-time prime minister, was sold at auction for 365 pounds (670 dollars, 527 euros). Churchill had been puffing on the cigar when he arrived for a meeting in Blackpool, north-west England, on October 14, 1950, when he was leader of the Conservative Party in opposition, auctioneers Outhwaite and Litherland said. Upon being told he would not be able to smoke in the ballroom where he was due to give a speech, the politician stubbed out the cigar and handed it to a special constable standing next to him. The policeman kept...
  • Fulton in Moscow

    05/18/2006 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 136+ views ^ | 5/18/2006 | Robert T. McLean
    The recent anniversaries of the Allied victory in Europe and Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech provided the kindling for the fire set by Vice President Dick Cheney's criticisms of Russia during his visit earlier this month to the former Soviet Union. Russian president Vladimir Putin responded in kind by attacking the United States in his May 10 state of the nation speech. ... Two influential pieces appeared this spring in Russia focusing specifically on Churchill's address at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and the current state of relations between Washington and Moscow. In March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...
  • 'Winston Churchill' stuck in straitjacket (New statue)

    03/12/2006 5:53:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/12/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in straitjacket (photo: Eastern Daily Press) Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, recently voted the "Greatest Briton" ever, is being remembered this month in England with a statue of him in a straitjacket. "It's not only insulting, it's pathetic," Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames, a member of Parliament, told the Sun newspaper. "It is grossly offensive to Sir Winston and his millions of admirers." The statue of Churchill in a straitjacket in the town of Norwich is the product of Rethink, a mental-health charity looking to draw attention to the stigma surrounding...
  • Great Britain: Fury at Churchill statue (Former PM and beloved hero is in a straightjacket)

    03/11/2006 12:30:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 11, 2006 | JOHN TROUP
    Fury at Churchill statue Storm ... statue has provoked fury     By JOHN TROUP THE family of war hero Winston Churchill yesterday slammed a statue of him in a STRAITJACKET. MP Nicholas Soames — his grandson — said: “It’s not only insulting, it’s pathetic.” Churchill is known to have suffered periods of depression which he called his “black dog”. And the charity Rethink put the lifesize statue on display in Norwich yesterday to symbolise how the mentally ill are stigmatised by society. But Mr Soames said: “This is probably a good cause in search of publicity and they have...
  • March 5, 1946 Churchill's Sinews of Peace - Iron Curtain Speech

    03/05/2006 11:52:40 AM PST · by bd476 · 24 replies · 2,745+ views
    In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union's policies in Europe and declares, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Churchill's speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. Churchill, who had been defeated for re-election as prime minister in 1945, was invited to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he gave this speech. President Harry S. Truman joined Churchill on the platform and listened intently to his...
  • Churchill speech a lesson for the present

    03/05/2006 1:30:21 PM PST · by bd476 · 7 replies · 583+ views
    BBC News UK ^ | 5 March 2006 | William Horsley
    Churchill's speech defined the world order for the next 40 years In his "Iron Curtain" speech, delivered exactly 60 years ago, Winston Churchill brilliantly defined an era. The speech may also have lessons for the present. It was a heroic but troubled time. The world was in turmoil after the most terrible conflict in human history. On 5 March 1946 Churchill was no longer the UK's prime minister but he still enjoyed a giant reputation around the world. So US President Harry Truman himself travelled 1,000 miles to Fulton, Missouri, to hear Churchill give a speech after receiving an...
  • [Winston] Churchill: Proposal Names the British Statesman an Honorary [Virginia] Citizen

    03/04/2006 6:56:25 PM PST · by Ligeia · 30 replies · 423+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Mar 4, 2006 | PAMELA STALLSMITH
    Sixty years ago this Wednesday, Winston Churchill addressed the General Assembly and urged the citizens of the United States and Great Britain to stand together. * snip * .... posthumously make Britain's prime minister during World War II an honorary citizen of Virginia. * snip * Only three other notables hold honorary state citizenship - the Marquis de Lafayette, the Revolutionary War hero; John D. Rockefeller, the oil baron who underwrote the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg; and Margaret Thatcher, another former British prime minister who also once served as chancellor of the College of William and Mary. She joined the...
  • Chris Matthews to speak at Churchill celebration (Date: March 4th)

    02/19/2006 2:37:34 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 21 replies · 450+ views
    The Fulton Sun ^ | February 19, 2006
    Westminster College announced late on Monday that Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC program “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” will be a keynote speaker during the 60th anniversary festivities of Sir Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech. “We are very pleased that Mr. Matthews has accepted our invitation to join us for this momentous occasion,” said Rob Havers, executive director of the Churchill Memorial and Library. “His extensive experience in world affairs and his personal interest in Churchill should combine to make a fascinating presentation for our Saturday evening event.” Matthews, also host of the NBC show, “The Chris Matthews Show,” will...
  • Churchill to receive Mark Steyn award

    01/07/2006 12:39:10 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies · 777+ views
    View from the Right ^ | January 05, 2006 | Lawrence Auster
    For this magnificent and brilliant speech, delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons in June 1940, the Claremont Institute has announced that it will posthumously give Mr. Churchill its prestigious Mark Steyn award. (The speech is excerpted below, click here for full text.) The British people have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can. Much of the so-called Western world will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most western European countries. There’ll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands...
  • Sergeant Clay of Rush's 4th hour (tear alert): YOU CAN'T KILL HOPE WITH BOMBS AND BULLETS.

    11/22/2005 10:36:40 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 39 replies · 1,717+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 22, 2005 | Sergeant Clay and Rush Limbaugh
    Sergeant Clay: Afghanistan Vet and Adopt-A-Soldier Adoptee in the UK November 22, 2005: A Fourth Hour Phone Call Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Sergeant Clay calling from the UK, the United Kingdom. Welcome, sergeant, to the program. It's an honor to have you with us. CALLER: Oh, my gosh! Hey, Rush. Professor Limbaugh, mega-mega-megadittos if ever such a thing there could be. We owe it all to you, brother. I just wanted to call and to let you know I've been listening to you since 1989, and I've been a...
  • John Roberts, Liberal

    08/13/2005 4:50:20 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 26 replies · 1,487+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 12, 2005 | John Avlon
    Over the past few days, my beach reading has consisted of a 175-page 1976 Harvard undergraduate thesis titled "Old and New Liberalism: The British Liberal Party's Approach to the Social Problem, 1906-1914." Scintillating stuff, and I can safely say that I would have happily lived my life in comparative ignorance if it hadn't been written by a recent Supreme Court nominee, John G. Roberts.The fact that President Bush's supposedly conservative nominee chose to author his undergraduate thesis on a decidedly liberal topic is worth a few hours of August analysis. While left-wing activist groups have been preparing for an ideological...
  • Moving Words From The Past

    When Britain stood alone against the fascist dictators early in 1941--Pearl Harbor was nearly a year away--Franklin Roosevelt, beset by an isolationist Congress, sent his aide Harry Hopkins to shore up the morale of the British. Winston Churchill entertained Hopkins toward the end of his visit at a state dinner. He and the cabinet were nervous about what Hopkins might report back to Washington, since Britain could not hope to sustain the fight without American aid. The slight and diffident Hopkins rose to speak with words that are as vivid and memorable today in the light of the atrocities wreaked...
  • Doug Giles: Blair needs to channel Churchill

    07/23/2005 12:32:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 368+ views ^ | 7/23/05 | Doug Giles
    Evidently “moderate Muslims” in the UK didn’t read my column last week—either that or they really dropped the ball, as London has once again been slapped by terrorists. As of Friday, July 22nd at 3pm, we have pictures, but we do not know for certain what religion the bombers were or if the bombings were even religiously motivated. But I’m feeling risky, so . . . I’m going to venture out there and say that the bombers were Muslim. Whaddya’ think? I’m sure there is a chance they might be rabid tee totaling English Baptists that were really ticked off...
  • On This Day In History "Their Finest Hour"

    07/18/2005 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 17 replies · 467+ views
    The Churchill Centre ^ | 7/18/40 | Winston Churchill
    I spoke the other day of the colossal military disaster which occurred when the French High Command failed to withdraw the northern Armies from Belgium at the moment when they knew that the French front was decisively broken at Sedan and on the Meuse. This delay entailed the loss of fifteen or sixteen French divisions and threw out of action for the critical period the whole of the British Expeditionary Force. Our Army and 120,000 French troops were indeed rescued by the British Navy from Dunkirk but only with the loss of their cannon, vehicles and modern equipment. This loss...
  • Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions

    05/07/2005 8:50:22 AM PDT · by cornelis · 61 replies · 1,919+ views
    AP ^ | Jennifer Loven
    Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions By JENNIFER LOVEN RIGA, Latvia - President Bush said Saturday the Soviet domination of central and eastern Europe after World War II will be remembered as "one of the greatest wrongs of history" and acknowledged that the United States played a significant role in the division of the continent. Bush said the agreement in 1945 at Yalta among President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill "followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact." The decisions at Yalta led to the division of...
  • Impact of Jews and Judaism on the World through history - quotes from famous non Jews

    05/03/2005 2:55:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 1,538+ views
    AISH.COM ^ | MAY 3, 2005 | Editors
    Since we have just finished celebrating Pesach and our exodus from Egypt over 3,300 years ago, I thought it might be interesting to look at our impact on the world through the eyes of those who we have impacted! Here are some thoughts for your consideration: "Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world." -- Winston Churchill-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting...
  • Contemplating Churchill

    03/05/2005 10:07:38 AM PST · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | March 2005 | Edward Rothstein
    On the 40th anniversary of the wartime leader's death, historians are reassessing the complex figure who carried Britain through its darkest hour Chartwell must have been a heady place to be in exile. Standing on the manor's back lawn on a misty autumn day, buffeted by brisk, sweet winds, it is easy to imagine the appeal these panoramic views of the Weald of Kent must have had for Winston Churchill, luring him away from London's political battlegrounds. During much of the 1930S, Churchill, who had been denied cabinet position and governmental power by his own Conservative Party, was stubbornly locking...
  • Winston Churchill, Neocon?

    02/26/2005 9:55:47 AM PST · by quidnunc · 19 replies · 1,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2004 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Douglas J. Feith was becoming excited. After spending an afternoon discussing the war in Iraq with him, I asked what books had most influenced him. Feith, the under secretary of defense for policy and a prominent neoconservative, raced across his large library and began pulling down gilt-edged volumes on the British Empire. Behind his desk loomed a bust of Winston Churchill. It was a telling moment. In England right-wing historians are portraying the last lion as a drunk, a dilettante, an incorrigible bungler who squandered the opportunity to cut a separate peace with Hitler that would have preserved the British...
  • Under Yalta’s Shadow - The forgotten legacy

    02/11/2005 12:49:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 523+ views
    NRO ^ | February 11, 2005 | Arthur Herman
    On February 11, 1945, World War II's "Big Three" — Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin — ended their final summit in the Crimean seaside town of Yalta. President Bush never mentioned Yalta in his inaugural address or in his State of the Union speech; but the truth is that his vision of the future means undoing what happened at that meeting 60 years ago. Happily, two parts of Yalta's legacy — the Cold War and a Russian empire in Eastern Europe — are already history. But we are still haunted by the rest, from the prison camps of...
  • Queen opens £6m Churchill museum

    02/10/2005 3:06:17 PM PST · by pau1f0rd · 39 replies · 649+ views ^ | Thursday, 10 February, 2005, 13:24 GMT | bbc
    The first museum dedicated to the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill has been opened by the Queen. The £6m museum has been built in the underground Cabinet War Rooms, where the prime minister directed British forces during World War II. Paying tribute to Churchill, the Queen said he had given the country "the hope, the courage and the confidence" to survive the war. The museum opens to the public on Friday and is set to be popular. Giving a short speech, the Queen said: "I am very pleased to be able to visit today the Cabinet War Rooms,...
  • Colorado governor wants 9-11 prof out

    02/02/2005 1:28:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 1,104+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 2, 2005
    The governor of Colorado yesterday called for the resignation of the University of Colorado professor under fire for comparing the victims of the 9-11 World Trade Center terror attacks to Nazis while praising the suicide hijackers for their "gallant sacrifices." Gov. Bill Owens sent the letter to the president of the University of Colorado College Republicans, Isaiah Lechowit, who was scheduled to read it at a rally in opposition to professor Ward Churchill. "All decent people, whether Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, should denounce the views of Ward Churchill," wrote Owens. "Not only are his writings outrageous and insupportable,...
  • Why the world is still in the shadow of Churchill

    01/29/2005 12:22:40 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 487+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 29, 2005
    Winston Churchill was born in the grandest private house ever bought with public money. Blenheim Palace was built by his ancestor, John, Duke of Marlborough, with funds voted by a nation grateful for his military victories. The birthplace suited the character. In Churchill's genes lay what people nowadays call "a sense of entitlement". He expected a life of power, prominence, luxury and excitement, which he linked, with egotistic magnificence, with the future of his nation, and of its Empire.As seen in his expectation of military command, of high political office, of an endless audience for his speeches and books, through...
  • RIP-Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

    01/24/2005 9:03:43 AM PST · by Valin · 14 replies · 523+ views
    Biography The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and an American mother, was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. After a brief but eventful career in the army, he became a Conservative Member of Parliament in 1900. He held many high posts in Liberal and Conservative governments during the first three decades of the century. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty - a post which he had earlier held from 1911 to 1915. In May, 1940, he became Prime Minister and Minister of...
  • America Remembers Robert E. Lee

    01/18/2005 5:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 714 replies · 7,473+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/19/05 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth. --Robert E. Lee Why do Americans continue to remember their past? Perhaps it is because it was a time when truth was spoken. Men and women took their stand to give us the freedoms we now enjoy. God bless those in military service, who do their duty around the world for freedom. The Hall of Fame for great Americans opened in 1900 in New York City. One thousand...
  • Winston's Folly: Imperialism and the Creation of Modern Iraq by Christopher Catherwood

    12/26/2004 6:49:29 PM PST · by lancer · 10 replies · 660+ views
    Guardian Unlimited Books ^ | November 27, 2004 | John Charmley, reviewer
    The Eastern Question that haunted the chancelleries of 19th-century Europe has returned to haunt George Bush and Tony Blair; or rather, the consequences of the failure to find a satisfactory answer to it have blighted all attempts to create a new international order in the aftermath of the cold war. This book is required reading for anyone wanting to have an informed opinion on recent events in Iraq; the fact that its author worked for Blair's "Strategic Futures Unit" makes one wonder why the prime minister did not spend more time reading history and less commissioning dodgy dossiers. There are...
  • Accepting the Statesmanship Award: Rush Limbaugh's Speech to the Claremont Institute

    11/22/2004 5:43:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,746+ views ^ | 11/19/04 | Rush Limbaugh
    Introduction by Alex SpanosI am delighted to be here this evening because I just love Rush Limbaugh. (Cheers and applause) I love his courage. I love his principles. And most of all, I love that his heart is as big as his compassion and generosity. I have seen Rush give of his time and resources to help others many times over. My friends, he is truly one of a kind. Rush Limbaugh's influence on American politics is unrivaled by any other person in the media world. (Applause) Although he holds no elected office, he commands the attention of millions of...
  • The Power of One (Gergen on Bush)

    11/18/2004 10:35:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,302+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 19, 2004 | David Gergen
    GUEST OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Washington Give the man his due: George W. Bush is emerging as one of the boldest, most audacious presidents in modern history. Whether he is also wise is a question that will preoccupy us for another four years, but the reshuffling of his team in recent days makes clear that he intends to stretch the powers of his office to their limits. Woodrow Wilson once wrote that "the president is at liberty, both in law and conscience, to be as big a man as he can.'' President Bush comes Texas-sized. By sending members of his White House...
  • Why George Bush is today's Churchill

    09/29/2004 2:56:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 668+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 28, 2004 | Peter Worthington
    Comparing U.S. President George Bush with Winston Churchill may seem a stretch. Yet there's a parallel -- not with Churchill of the war years, when he was the "free" world's most admired leader, but with Churchill of the 1930s when he stood alone, warning about the rise of Nazism. Then, pacifism was rampant in Britain and Europe. Hitler's aggression was rationalized by wishful thinking. Peace at any price. Except for Churchill. He began warning that the Nazis must be stopped when they occupied the Rhineland in 1936. He urged an alliance of Britain, France and the Soviet Union to stop...

    05/04/2004 8:31:40 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 17 replies · 131+ views
    Bartletts | May 3 2004 | walkingfeather
    Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallop poll, always feeling one's pulse and taking ones temperature... Report on the war, House of commons sept, 30 1941
  • Churchill and the Great Republic (Website for New Library of Congress Exhibit)

    02/15/2004 6:34:51 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 135+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | February 15, 2004
    The many Churchill buffs here will appreciate this web site, and DC area FReepers hopefully can visit the Churchill exhibit at the Library of Congress.

    02/04/2004 3:55:30 PM PST · by GretchenEE · 382 replies · 354+ views, ^ | February 4, 2004 | GretchenEE
    President Bush spoke at the new Library of Congress exhibit, "Churchill and the Great Republic." Open Feb. 5 through June 26, 2004, the exhibit marks Winston Churchill's contributions to democracy and his relationship with the United States. Winston Churchill III and his family attended. Text of remarks regarding Sir Winston, and the War on Terror. Laura Bush spoke at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, GA about The Heart Truth campaign. The First Lady visited with 20 of Savannah's heart disease survivors and called on Americans, especially women, to learn more about heart disease and ways to prevent it. She asked...
  • U.S. Faces Struggles Similar to Churchill's, Bush Says

    02/04/2004 2:30:21 PM PST · by Calpernia · 34 replies · 547+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | By K.L. Vantran
    The struggles and challenges the United States and its allies face in the war on terror are similar to those British Prime Minister Winston Churchill knew in World War II, President Bush said here today. "Today we are engaged in a different struggle," he said at the Library of Congress, which is featuring an exhibit on Churchill. "Instead of an armed empire, we face stateless networks. Instead of massed armies, we face deadly technologies that must be kept out of the hands of terrorists and outlaw regimes," he said. "The outcome of the war on terror depends on our ability...
  • Churchill's parrot won't squawk (Churchill's parrot during WWII found alive at 104)

    01/19/2004 2:55:23 PM PST · by Kepitalizm · 73 replies · 465+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 January 2004
    LONDON (Reuters) - Winston Churchill's foul-mouthed 104-year old parrot has refused to surrender to after a newspaper tracked the bird down and discovered it was still alive. "They've been trying to get him to talk all day, but he's not saying much," said Sylvia Martin, who manages Heathfield Nurseries where parrot Charlie has lived for the last 12 years. Charlie, who kept Churchill company during World War Two, was famous for occasionally squawking four-letter obscenities about Hitler. But Martin told Reuters the bird has mellowed. "He doesn't say very much anymore -- usually just hello and goodbye. But he does...
  • I have a question about World War II.

    01/01/2004 4:37:16 PM PST · by Rollee · 25 replies · 472+ views
    A conversation with a relative. | 01/01/04 | Me
    Happy New Year to All FReepers. I have a question: did Winston Churchill start World War II? If so, how did he do it? I ask because of a conversation/argument with a relative. This person stated that Winston Churchill started World War II, and the US had to get involved because of a connection with Pearl Harbor and Japan. I am a bit confused about this. Please clear this up, oh wise FReepers. Thank you in advance.
  • Churchill Predicted the Future, Now We Can Learn From Him

    01/01/2004 12:54:31 AM PST · by rdb3 · 17 replies · 199+ views ^ | December 30, 2K3 | James C. Humes
    Reprinted from NewsMax.comChurchill Predicted the Future, Now We Can Learn From HimJames C. HumesTuesday, Dec. 30, 2003In their recent addresses to the United Nations, both President Bush and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared its perilous condition. They are not the first to see this. In 1957, Sir Winston Churchill addressed the American Bar Association on the paralysis of the U.N. "Justice cannot be a hit or miss system. We cannot be content with an arrangement where a system of international laws applies only to those who are willing to keep them." If action cannot be taken against aggression, it will...
  • Philly Scouts giving in again

    12/27/2003 7:51:23 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 54 replies · 227+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | December 27, 2003 | Hans Zeiger
    Winston Churchill, who famously recommended against giving in, admired the Boy Scouts for their rock-solid principled stances that preclude giving in. In his 1937 book Great Contemporaries, Churchill wrote, "[The Boy Scout Movement] speaks to every heart its message of duty and honour: 'Be Prepared' to stand up faithfully for Right and Truth, however the winds may blow." Executives of Philadelphia's Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council announced Monday that they are about to give in to the radical Left after years of pressure to include homosexuals as Scout leaders. The council will soon unveil a new anti-discrimination policy that...