9/11: A Churchillian perspective

Below Paul links to a column on Churchill’s thought as related to 9/11. No one has surpassed our friend Steve Hayward in performing this task, as he did in his October 2001 essay: “A Churchillian perspective on September 11.” Steve’s essay reminds me that James Muller’s long-awaited edition of Churchill’s The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan will be published on September 1. For the unexpurgated quote giving Churchill’s account of “the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries,” see Peter Schramm’s No Left Turns post: “The inexorable sternness of Churchill.”
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We also look forward this fall to the publication of Steve’s own Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders. The cover by itself will warm the heart of conservatives and mightily annoy liberals. See also Steve’s No Left Turns post on a subject we noted yesterday: “Surviving the sword, movie version.”

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