Here is a book designed to take history and teach today vital lessons. Winston Churchill and his nuanced life is the fodder for those lessons. Larry Arnn, one of the most informed scholars on Churchill, writes from the reservoir of his deep understanding of Churchill.
The book is divided in three parts: war, empire, and peace. The idea is to take what Churchill said, and to a lesser extent, did, and apply it to free government. That approach entails Churchill facing Nazism, communism, and finally socialism in his own country. Arnn views Churchill as statesmen and guide for us in these troubling days for freedom.
Churchill truly was a once-in-a-generation statesman. What he has to say is so worth listening to, is unique and enjoyable, and so Arnn often lets Churchill do the talking. Arnn succeeds in making the case for free government through the lens of Churchill’s life. He believes that Churchill was a success because we would be much worse off were it not for the contribution he made. My miss is that we a statesman like Churchill today who could as effectively make the case–it’s sorely needed.
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