Politics and War in Churchill’s Life of the Duke of Marlborough

By |2019-08-15T15:50:44-05:00March 10th, 2014|Categories: Books, Winston Churchill|Tags: , |

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough Marlborough: His Life and Times. By Winston S. Churchill. 4 vols. (London: George G. Harrap and Company, 1933-38). Not a whit less important than his deeds and speeches are his writings, above all his Marlborough—the greatest historical work written in our century, an inexhaustible mine of [...]

Most Successful Leader of the 20th Century?

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-06:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Leadership, Peter F. Drucker, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

The most successful leader of the 20th century was Winston Churchill. But for twelve years, from 1928 until Dunkirk in 1940, he was totally on the sidelines, almost discredited—because there was no need for a Churchill. Things were routine or, at any rate, looked routine. When the catastrophe came, thank goodness, he was available. [...]

Let Books Be Your Friends

By |2020-06-17T12:14:51-05:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Books, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

“What shall I do with all my books?” was the question; and the answer, “Read them,” sobered the questioner. But, if you cannot read them, at any rate handle and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will. Read on from the first sentence that arrests the [...]

The Well-Clad Conservative: Bow Tie Basics

By |2014-01-30T17:16:26-06:00August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Culture, Winston Churchill|Tags: , |

Wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.– Warren St. John, The New York Times Bow ties tend to provoke strong reactions. For some they conjure images of Winston S. Churchill standing firm against German bombings or of a young Frank Sinatra crooning. [...]

“Thoughts & Adventures”: A Classic of 20th-Century Prose

By |2020-06-17T14:47:59-05:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III, Winston Churchill|Tags: |

Thoughts and Adventures by Winston S. Churchill (380 pages, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009) This material progress, in itself so splendid, does not meet any of the real needs of the human race…. No material progress, even though it takes shapes we cannot now conceive, or however it may expand the faculties of man, can [...]

A Kind of Dignity and Even Nobility: Winston Churchill’s “Thoughts and Adventures”

By |2016-06-14T09:47:42-05:00August 10th, 2013|Categories: Books, Modernity, Political Science Reviewer, Winston Churchill|Tags: |

Winston S. Churchill Amid These Storms: Thoughts and Adventures, by Winston Churchill [1] This material progress, in itself so splendid, does not meet any of the real needs of the human race…. No material progress, even though it takes shapes we cannot now conceive, or however it may expand the faculties of [...]

Admirable Work: Reading Books of Quotations

By |2020-06-17T13:57:47-05:00August 5th, 2013|Categories: Quotation, Winston Churchill|

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.—Winston S. Churchill The Imaginative Conservative applies [...]

A Man’s Finest Hour

By |2020-06-17T14:28:14-05:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, Winston Churchill|

To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that which would be his [...]

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