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Darkest Hour and the Churchill Myth

SP is deeply aware of our Nation's British heritage.  See our Resource pages. Without Elizabeth I we would not be here in The New World.  But that does not mean that Americans should put up with modern day nonsense from the Fabians or the idolatry of a sober or not so sober Winston Churchill.  Last November, a Guardian piece on the film Darkest Hour had this to say:

...."Such is the hero worship, more than half a century after Churchill’s death, that dissenting voices have trouble being heard. Lynn Olson, an American historian, said: “He is greatly admired in the US. I haven’t spent a lot of time in the UK but I’ve been told he is regarded far more highly and less critically in the US than in his own country.

"There is this kind of idolatry toward him that I find fascinating. I am a huge Churchill admirer but in some places it’s very hard to utter anything critical of him. He was a great man but he did make a lot of mistakes – but in some of these places they won’t hear of it.”

In 2007, Olson published Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England, a study of the opponents of appeasement.

“It became the bible for conservative Republican members of Congress,” she recalled. It was read by Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, Mike Pence, the future vice-president, and Karl Rove, who sent Olson a handwritten letter and recommended the book to his boss, George W Bush, who duly read it."....

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