Churchill for dummies

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Michael Lind, in Churchill for dummies, gives a point by point account of the differences between the Churchill of neocon myth and the Churchill of history. [thanks] What’s particularly nice about this piece is the unflattering portrait it gives of the evil Churchill:

“I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes.”

“The unnatural and increasingly rapid growth of the feeble-minded and insane classes, coupled as it is with a steady restriction among the thrifty, energetic and superior stocks, constitutes a national and race danger which it is impossible to exaggerate … I feel that the source from which the stream of madness is fed should be cut off and sealed up before another year has passed.”

11:28 am on April 24, 2004