Churchill and Trump

Notwithstanding the saving of much if its army during the evacuation of Dunkirk and its surviving the Battle of Britain the previous year, in late June of 1941, the United Kingdom was without a major ally in its fight against Nazi aggression.  The Battle of the Atlantic was being fiercely waged, and ultimate victory, let alone survival, was by no means assured. Hence, Winston Churchill welcomed the Soviet Union’s anticipated entry on his side should Adolf Hitler’s double-crossing of Joseph Stalin actually transpire.  But that welcoming was widely opposed, and his response to that opposition produced one of his more memorable quotes: “If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.” The survival of America as a constitutional republic, an economic powerhouse, and as the leader of the free world is, today, likewise not assured.  Despite Rush Limbaugh’s much- riticized hope,...(Read Full Post)