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.