Wonder what Churchill might make of Barack Obama, leaving aside of course the calculated insult of Obama sending the Oval Office Churchill bust back to London? Let’s check out what Churchill had to say about the man of whom Obama is in many ways the perfect epigone—Woodrow Wilson:
The spacious philanthropy which he exhaled upon Europe stopped quite sharply at the coasts of his own county. . . Peace and goodwill among all nations abroad, but no truck with the Republican Party at home. . . It is difficult for a man to do great things if he tries to combine a lambent charity embracing the whole world with the sharper forms of populist party strife.