No statesman shaped the 20th Century more than Winston Churchill. To know the full Churchill is to understand the combination of boldness and caution, of assertiveness and humility, that defines statesmanship at its best. With fresh perspective and insights based on decades of studying and teaching Churchill, Larry P. Arnn explores the greatest challenges faced by Churchill over the course of his extraordinary career, both in war and peace – and always in the context of Churchill’s abiding dedication to constitutionalism.
Churchill’s Trial is organized around the three great challenges to liberty that Churchill faced: Nazism, Soviet communism, and his own nation’s slide toward socialism. Churchill knew that stable free government, long enduring, is rare, and hangs upon the balance of many factors ever at risk. Combining meticulous scholarship with an engrossing narrative arc, this book holds timely lessons for today. As Dr. Arnn says, “Churchill’s trial is also our trial. We have a better chance to meet it because we had in him a true statesman.”
Larry P. Arnn, Ph.D. is the President of Hillsdale College, where he also serves as a professor of politics and history. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Arkansas State University and his Master degree and Ph.D. in government at Claremont Graduate School. He is also the author of Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education and The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It.
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Larry P. Arnn, Ph.D.
Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom