The Spirit of Churchill
Recorded on June 16, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Why do some stand resolved in the face of terror and others
Many today are naïve about human nature, differences between
good and evil, and the lessons of history. Many were so in
Churchill's day. In the last century, the 'spirit of Munich'
believed that the enemies of human freedom could be cajoled and
appeased, because, in the end, nothing was truly worth fighting
for. Today, the Free World again has a choice to make … to
learn from the lessons of the past … to look to the "spirit
of Munich" … or to follow the "spirit of Churchill."
In a moving, historical account, author Deborah Brezina examines
the principles used by Churchill to combat the evils of Nazism and
applies those same principles to the War on Terror and radical
Islam in a post 9/11 world. She provides an inspiring portrait of a
leader with unmatched conviction and courage who never gave up in
the fight for what he believed was right.
DEBORAH BREZINA serves on the National Advisory Board of the
Churchill Archives Centre (Cambridge, England) and is a member of
the Board of Trustees of The President James Monroe Memorial
Foundation. She holds a B.S. in Education from the University of
Houston, is a former classroom teacher in public and private
schools, and serves on the faculty of Summit Ministries. She
resides in Knoxville, TN.