The use and abuse of Churchill in history

Our friend Steve Hayward gave the annual Churchill Centre Speech in connection with the America Political Science Association convention in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. The American Enterprise Institute has now posted this entertaining and illuminating talk, covering ground from Friedrich Nietzsche to Albert Gore: “The use and abuse of Churchill in history.” The proper use of Churchill, Hayward explains, is necessarily related to the proper understanding of Churchill’s statesmanship. Gore, he suggests, is guilty of “a narrow and peculiar use of Churchill[.]”


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