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Amid These Storms: Lessons From Winston Churchill's "Thoughts and Adventures"

Recorded on June 1, 2009

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Winston Churchill is often remembered as a great statesman, but is rarely thought of as a great political thinker.  More than any other book by Winston Churchill, Thoughts and Adventures, a collection of essays from the 1920s, allows the contemporary reader to grasp the extraordinary variety and depth of Churchill's mature thoughts on the questions facing modern man.  Churchill begins by asking, "What would it be like to live life over again?"  In pondering these questions, Churchill touches on spies, cartoons, submarines, elections, flying, and the future of modern liberal democracy.

James W. Muller is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.  He is a By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, Academic Chairman of the Churchill Centre, and a recipient of the Farrow Award for Excellence in Churchill Studies.  He is editor of The Revival of Constitutionalism, Churchill as Peacemaker, and Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech Fifty Years Later.