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  • Free Kindle Downloads of the Official Biography of Winston Churchill (8 volumes)

    04/10/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 54 replies
    Hillsdale College/Amazon ^ | Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill Day Share By Hillsdale College Apr 8, 2015 5:57:00 PM As the publisher of the Official Biography of Winston Churchill, Hillsdale College plans to host a celebration on April 9 in honor of national Winston Churchill Day!To mark the anniversary of Churchill's honorary US citizenship, Hillsdale College and RosettaBooks are offering free Kindle downloads of all 8 volumes of the official biography on April 9-11 – An $80 value, absolutely free!Download your free copies here:  Youth, 1874–1900 (Volume I)Young Statesman, 1901–1914 (Volume II)The Challenge of War, 1914–1916 (Volume III)World in Torment, 1916–1922 (Volume IV)The Prophet of Truth, 1922–1939...
  • Congress Will Award Netanyahu With a Bust of Churchill Before His Historic Speech

    03/03/2015 6:30:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    Congress dedicated a bust of Winston Churchill, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and an honorary American citizen, in a ceremony in the magnificent Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in 2013. (Daily Signal) In the 1930s, Winston Churchill warned Britain and the Western world about the dangers of Adolf Hitler and Germany. It was the strongest warning ever by a politician! Still, that warning was ignored and millions of Europeans lost their lives. Today Benjamin Netanyahu will warn the West of the perils of a nuclear Islamic Iran. Congressional leaders will give Netanyahu a bust of...
  • Secret US memo for Congress...says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/12/2015 7:10:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 12 2015 | WILLIAM LOWTHER and GLEN OWEN
    Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election, the memo also warns that the UK faces turmoil if there is a hung parliament. The document –...
  • Secret US memo for Congress says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/11/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/11/15 | William Lowther, Glen Owen
    Secret US memo for Congress seen by Mail On Sunday says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election,...
  • The Gathering Storm - 1974

    04/02/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1974 | Winston Churchill (book), Colin Morris (TV/movie)
    Published on May 23, 2014 The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II. Starring: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen Directed by: Herbert Wise
  • Sowell: Two Warnings

    03/16/2015 1:52:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, it was the third time he had done so. The only other person to address a joint session of Congress three times was the legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill. The parallels between the two leaders do not end there. Both warned the world of mortal dangers that others ignored, in hopes that those dangers would go away. In the years leading up to World War II, Churchill tried to warn the British, and the democratic nations in general, of what a monstrous threat Hitler...
  • Munich, The Sequel

    03/09/2015 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It is not often that a ghostly figure from the past is not only embodied in a present-day politician but addresses the Congress of the United States -- which is what Israel's embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, did last Tuesday.The prime minister could have been Banquo's ghost out of "Macbeth" summoned to haunt this administration's festive rapprochement with Iran. Instead, he brought to mind Edvard Benes, the leader of the Czechoslovakian government that would be sold out at the Munich Conference of 1938. Ever since, Munich has been not just the name of a German city but the symbol of...
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • Excelsior, Brothers and Sisters (On the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death.)

    02/04/2015 2:02:54 AM PST · by 9thLife · 15 replies
    The Catholic Thing via CERC ^ | January 26, 2015 | ROBERT ROYAL
    Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill 1874-1965 He was that providential man who, more than any other figure, kept Hitler's Third Reich from an even longer and more murderous run. He also, in a famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, first named the Iron Curtain and the Cold War. We've long lacked leaders of such courage and clarity. But there are deeper reasons for remembering Churchill. Witness this lecture last Thursday by my friend Leon Kass. A physician and ethicist (former head of the President's Commission on Bioethics), as well as a long-time professor at the University of Chicago, Kass gives a fascinating reading...
  • The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget [Liberal Revisionism]

    02/03/2015 9:15:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 03, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget By Ishaan Tharoor February 3 There's no Western statesmen — at least in the English-speaking world — more routinely lionized than Winston Churchill. Last Friday marked a half century since his funeral, an occasion that itself led to numerous commemorations and paeans to the British Bulldog, whose moral courage and patriotism helped steer his nation through World War II. Churchill, after all, has been posthumously voted by his countrymen as the greatest Briton. The presence (and absence) of his bust in the White House was enough to create political...
  • Lost Words, Lost Worlds

    01/31/2015 9:17:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie (Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon). The movie was soon recognized by both British and American leaders -- Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill -- as an invaluable aid in mobilizing American opinion in favor of entering...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

    01/23/2015 9:37:49 AM PST · by the scotsman · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd January 2015 | John Simpson
    'On Thursday, the Magazine looked at the greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career. Here, the BBC's world affairs editor examines how an all-too-human politician became a great wartime prime minister.'
  • A Man For All Times

    01/22/2015 8:03:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturdaythe British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in Churchill's case were both World War I, in which he served as a battalion commander, and World War II, which he helped win for Britain and America. By the standard he set, all political leaders since -- with the possible exception of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan -- are mere pygmies. Yet, even they...
  • Remembering the Last Lion

    01/22/2015 5:26:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    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 veteran. He began his career serving the British military as a Victorian-era mounted lancer and ended it as custodian of Britain's nuclear deterrent. But he is most renowned for an astounding five-year-tenure as Britain's wartime prime minister from May 10, 1940, to June 26, 1945, when he was voted out of office not long after the surrender of Nazi Germany. Churchill took over the day...
  • CHURCHILL’S SISTER-IN-LAW URGED HIM NOT TO CONVERT TO ISLAM

    12/29/2014 10:30:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 28, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    One of the nation’s best loved countrymen, Winston Churchill is best remembered for his role in overcoming the Nazi threat, and later for denouncing the Soviet regime’s Iron Curtain. But few are aware of his fascination with the orient and his strong admiration for Islam, which even led him to adopting Arab attire in private. Now a newly uncovered letter sent to Churchill by his future sister-in-law has revealed that, such was his obsession, she was moved to urge him not to convert to Islam. In 1907, Churchill wrote to Lady Litton: “You will think me a pasha [rank of...
  • Ted Cruz: Return to foreign policy of Reagan - Appears to have eye on 2016 in Heritage speech

    12/11/2014 12:46:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 10, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WASHINGTON – In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday that sounded like the first foreign policy address of a presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for a return to the international politics of President Ronald Reagan. Cruz contrasted Reagan’s approach with the Obama-Clinton policy of not putting distance between the U.S. and traditional allies, such as Britain and Israel, in the hope of “domesticating” long-standing enemies such as Russia and Iran. “This backfired,” Cruz argued. “The end result is that Churchill is no longer welcome in the Oval Office. He recalled one of Obama’s first acts...
  • British & American Christianity: “Denial and Inertia” No Match for “Resolute Wickedness”

    12/09/2014 7:41:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Bethany Blankley
    Gov. Mike Huckabee recently retraced the steps of Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan with a group of ministers and faith leaders. After touring Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Churchill War Rooms, he remarked that both Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill were heavily criticized and often dismissed yet they remained steadfast to name and fight evil. “During two periods of massive global change,” Huckabee argued, “if these world leaders had been ambiguous about evil the world would be quite different.” For Churchill, evil was Nazism and fascism. In 1936 he said of Stanley Baldwin’s government, “They go...
  • Winston Churchill's 'bid to nuke Russia' to win Cold War - uncovered in secret FBI files

    11/09/2014 10:16:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 74 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 November 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals. The previously unseen memorandum from the FBI archives details how Britain’s wartime leader made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947. Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West. The note, written by an FBI agent, reports that Churchill urged Right-wing Republican Senator Styles Bridges to persuade President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack which would ‘wipe out’ the Kremlin...
  • Has World War III Already Begun?

    09/17/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction." The pope's observation begs the question: If World War III has already started, would we even know it? Or would it only be evident in the rearview mirror? Ask 10 people you know to identify the thunderclap that started World War II. The answer would vary, depending on the perceptiveness of the person being asked and their geographic location....
  • On Churchill's relationship with Islam

    01/02/2011 7:53:26 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies
    Positively Churchillian ^ | January 3, 2010 | B.P. Terpstra
    Some important questions and no-nonsense answers: Q: How did Churchill see Islam? A: Churchill saw misogynistic Islam for what it was. In a word: totalitarian. Whereas Obama likes to feel facts, Churchill didn’t care for fantasy describing the so-called religion of peace in the frankest and therefore most politically-incorrect terms. Of Islam he said: “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.” Today, CNN would censor Churchill, without doubt. Q: What shaped Churchill’s views? A:...
  • Kerry as Churchill

    05/08/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04-30-2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle East instability, from climate change that threatens the earth to a Russian dictator who threatens security in Europe, from the bellicosity of China to nuclear issues with North Korea and Iran, if there is a Winston Churchill of modern times who issues warnings and offers solutions, it is Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Israel has had no better friend than John Kerry. His aspirations and efforts for Middle East peace might soon be dead, and if they are, historians will long...
  • Video of Paul Weston's Churchill Speech, Arrest, Interview

    04/30/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Previous articles on the topicWinchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston ArrestedLiberty GB’s Paul Weston, Arrested in Winchester for Quoting Churchill, Could Face 2 Years in JailTranscript of the videoQ: Where exactly were you speaking, please? A: Winchester, which is in the county of Hampshire, and Hampshire is part of the South-East constituency for the European Union elections which I’m standing in. So I thought: “As it’s part of my constituency, I will go down and try and explain to these people, who do...
  • Journalist Enza Ferreri Joins Liberty GB Executive Council

    07/18/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is an announcement from the website of my party Liberty GB. Above is our new leaflet against halal meat and the Islamisation of Britain. We are delighted to welcome Enza Ferreri to the Liberty GB Executive Council, to fill the currently vacant role of Press Officer. Enza is an experienced journalist who has written many outstanding articles for this website and for major European and US websites, and has helped shape Liberty GB's philosophy and policies. She will be an invaluable addition to the team. ****** I am Italian, I was born and grew up in Viareggio, a...
  • Liberty GB: UK's Best Party for Geert Wilders' European Coalition

    08/13/2013 6:39:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    When we at Liberty GB first heard that the leader of the PVV Geert Wilders is looking to form an alliance with like-minded parties in Europe to fight next year's European elections, our immediate thought was that we are the right party to represent Britain in that alliance. The party Liberty GB is very new, as it was formed in March of this year. The Executive Council comprises Chairman Paul Weston, Party Nominating Officer George Whale, Culture Officer Jack Buckby, Policy Officer Stephen Evans, Associate Matthew Roberts, IT Officer and Treasurer, and me as Press Officer. Liberty GB is a...
  • A British Tea Party?

    04/01/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on American Thinker. By Enza Ferreri If you had had the dubious privilege of watching the BBC’s political debate programme Question Time on March 6, you would have been afforded a glimpse of what immigration and multiculturalism have become in Britain, their consequences for its native residents and the Establishment’s response to both the crisis and the protests about it. It followed the usual Question Time format, in which members of the public from an always-changing part of the country ask a panel of politicians and other “experts”, such as media people and assorted celebrities, questions of...
  • Winchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Arrested

    04/26/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 28 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 27 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: 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...
  • UNREAL: Quoting Churchill About Islam Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Arrested

    04/27/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-27-14 | Clash Daily
    oday Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted this excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: “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...
  • Obama's a 'Colossal Sick Joke'

    03/20/2014 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    It was just gag gift. A joke. That Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegians, on behalf of the Swedes gave Barack Obama. I always found it ironic that the guy who was a major weapons manufacturer and inventor of dynamite would put up a prize for peace to begin with. But at least he tried to make amends for being known as a merchant of death. Not so with Barack Obama. As wars break out all over the world, our weakest man is stuck saying what he always says: “Who? Me?” This is the same man who so quickly returned...
  • Back by Popular Demand: Tyranny

    03/15/2014 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking and sent in the Cossacks (sans identifying insignia for now). As usual in these matters, the local bullyboys, formally known in press reports as militias, backed up the not very well disguised Russian troops. With that little formality out of the way, Vlad the Annexer ordered a plebiscite (and its usual result) for immediate delivery, specifically...
  • Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

    12/27/2013 10:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history that ended slavery. Gandhi advanced the end of British rule in India. King led the civil rights struggle that buried Jim Crow. Mandela was the leader of the revolution that overthrew apartheid. Obama's heroes testify to his...
  • The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941

    12/24/2013 9:49:11 AM PST · by Dansong · 31 replies
    The Providence Journal Editorial Page | 12/23/2013 | Daniel F. Harrington
    The Strange Christmas Eve of 1941 Seventeen days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on Christmas Eve in 1941, a radio broadcast from the White House reached millions of Americans just as our young men readied themselves to fight in foreign lands and our young woman resigned themselves to long hours in dark factories. A generation that spent a decade weathering the Great Depression now, unbelievably, would face an even deadlier challenge in the form of a world war. The radio broadcast was given to commemorate the lighting of the National Christmas tree but President Roosevelt would share the micrphone...
  • Freeper Help Requested on Churchill Quotation

    12/21/2013 3:20:41 PM PST · by LS · 26 replies
    self | 12/21/2013 | LS
    Freepers, I am looking for a quotation that I was SURE was from Churchill to FDR, only I can't find it anywhere. It went something like this (referring to Britain's situation in 1940): "You will sell us (or give us, don't know which) what we need as long as we can pay for it, and when we can no longer pay for it, you will give it to us anyway." I thought it was in Paul Johnson's book "Modern Times," but it isn't. Anyone know of this?
  • Where are the Statesmen?

    09/03/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Michael Brown
    While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us? When President John F. Kennedy made Churchill an honorary American citizen in April, 1963, Kennedy said of him, “In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The incandescent quality of his words illuminated the courage of his countrymen.” Contrast...
  • Putin, Obama, and Churchill’s Ghost

    07/03/2013 12:15:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Robert Morrison. In one of his first actions upon entering the Oval Office, President Obama famously tossed the bust of Winston Churchill out into the snow (well, only figuratively). But he wanted to make the point that Sir Winston was no longer in favor in the U.S. Too bad. Had the young president been less vindictive, he might have learned a lot from Churchill about working with the Russians. As president, Mr. Obama has tried in every way to “re-set” our relations with the Kremlin. He has given way to Putin-Medvedev-Putin on almost...
  • Federal outreach to Muslim American communities is a pillar of Obama counterterrorism strategy

    05/25/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    washington post ^ | 5/25/2013 | ap
    Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15. But the calls following the explosions were not about the unfolding investigation. Representatives from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security offered support to Muslim communities in case they suffered backlash or threats,
  • When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler

    05/21/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leah Binkovitz
    <p>Mixing real tanks alongside the inflatable ones, the troops appeared to be assembling a massive attack. Their fake observation planes were so convincing, American pilots tried to land in the field next to them. When the offensive finally made its move across the Rhine, with General Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching, they were met with little German resistance. The riverbanks were left for the taking and the Ghost Army earned a commendation for its success.</p>
  • Margaret Thatcher was the greatest British PM since Winston Churchill, says John Howard

    04/10/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 10th April 2013 | The Honourable John Howard OM AC SSI, Former Prime Minister of Australia
    She has been Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill. As leader of the Conservative Party in Britain she has been the most successful of all in the past 100 years. It should be remembered that Churchill led a coalition national government during World War II. The real measure of Margaret Thatcher's greatness was that she brought about profound change domestically and internationally. The British economy was in a downward spiral when she won office in May 1979; Britons were working a three-day week; uncollected garbage piled up in the streets of London; the all-powerful trade unions effectively ran the...
  • Churchill, terrorism, and water-boarding

    04/29/2009 5:24:51 PM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies · 1,096+ views
    Niall Ferguson writes about Winston Churchill and torture in a LATimes op-ed today: (h/t: Andrew Sullivan) As Winston Churchill insisted throughout the war, treating POWs well is wise, if only to increase the chances that your own men will be well treated if they too are captured. Even in World War II, there was in fact a high degree of reciprocity. The British treated Germans POWs well and were well treated by the Germans in return; the Germans treated Russian POWs abysmally and got their bloody deserts when the tables were turned. This is a weak argument against the aggressive...
  • Gandhi, Churchill 'myth', Sherlock real for Britons

    02/26/2008 9:05:21 AM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 252+ views
    ExpressIndia.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    London, February 4: Mahatma Gandhi never existed while Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character. Don't fret. This is only what most Britons think about the great leaders. According to a survey carried out in Britain, many believe that Mahatma Gandhi and Churchill are just mythical figures like Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. In fact, almost a quarter of the population have the popular notion that Churchill, "the greatest Briton of all time", was made up. Moreover, despite his celebrated military reputation, 47 per cent of respondents feel the 12th-century English...
  • Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth: poll

    02/03/2008 5:25:57 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 78 replies · 465+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 2/3/08
    Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth: poll 1 hour, 1 minute ago LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real. The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth. And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist. Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of...
  • The 40 Greatest Quotes From Winston Churchill

    01/19/2013 5:32:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | John Hawkins
    The finest American President of the 20th century was Ronald Reagan, but the greatest world leader during that time was Winston Churchill. Had the Brits not had a man of his caliber at the helm during World War 2, world history may have turned out very differently. Not only was Churchill a great leader, he was one of the single most quotable men who has ever walked God's green earth. 40) “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” 39) “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the...
  • The Reason Churchill Was Wrong About Liberals Having Heart

    01/07/2013 11:20:49 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This piece will probably set off some of those shining beacons of intellectualism on the left.The truth is Churchill was wrong, conservatives have both heart and brains. Liberals would disagree because they favor unfettered social welfare, but there's no real heart in a political philosophy where the individual prefers personally divorcing themselves from the act of charity by mandating a bigger government to take care of it for them.
  • The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

    01/04/2013 7:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office. "It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine. "At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill. Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach. That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did...
  • Churchill and Company

    12/27/2012 10:14:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment -- poof and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of knowing how to run the government. Just now he is off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, having left behind questions as to how to avoid our "fiscal cliff." Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the top two percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish off the tax bill? He has headed for the beach -- and practically no one remarks...
  • Churchill was an extremist: In praise of standing your ground for what you know is right.

    11/27/2012 5:52:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Winston Churchill has his fans on the left. President John F. Kennedy, who was fascinated by his writings, bestowed upon him honorary US citizenship. Churchill was the second person, after the Marquis de Lafayette, to be so honored. Delivering the keynote address honoring the 60th anniversary of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, admirer Chris Matthews said, “Where other politicians cling to office, he acted as if he were truly prepared to fling it away, to risk popular rejection, which came to him on so many cruel occasions . . . He didn’t worry what his critics thought.” The liberal mind is...
  • Woodrow Wilson Obama

    09/25/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    Thus far, we know what the Obama administration won't do in response to the obvious decay of U.S. standing in the Middle East. It won't stop deploring the video for which it originally blamed attacks on our diplomatic facilities in the region, worsened by the murders of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. It won't schedule a meeting this week between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the president, who seems to need more time on the campaign trail. And so on. What the administration will do to make its attitudes and responses feared throughout the region isn't likely to...
  • Letter to Winston Churchill May Contain First Known Use of ‘OMG’

    08/08/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 8-7-12 | Brett Smiley
    Letters of Note curator Shaun Usher has pointed out what might be the first known usage of O.M.G., in a September 1917 missive from British admiral John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher (or Lord Fisher) to Sir Winston Churchill. In a letter to Churchill about some "utterly [upsetting]" World War I–era newspaper headlines, Fisher wrote, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — O.M.G (Oh! My! God!)— Shower it on the Admiralty!!" To which we assume Churchill replied, "Oh Dear Fisher! I am laughing heartily out loud!!"
  • White House issues embarrassing apology to Charles Krauthammer over Churchill bust gaffe

    08/01/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Tthe Telegraph ^ | 1 Aug 2012 | Nile Gardine
    The Obama presidency is fond of issuing apologies for America on the world stage, but very rarely makes them at home to Americans. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer has just issued one to Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who last week wrote an op-ed berating the Obama administration for removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when it came to power. Pfeiffer had issued a stinging attack on Krauthammer, alleging that his Churchill bust reference was “100 percent false.” Krauthammer was of course 100 percent correct, and the British Embassy in...