Havers on Johnson on Churchill

EPSA’s Grant Havers, professor of philosophy and political studies at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, has reviewed Paul’s Johnson’s recent book on the great man, Churchill (Viking, 2009), “Oblivious to the Weight of History.”

Anyone in search of a short yet useful introduction to the life of Sir Winston Churchill will find it in Paul Johnson’s biography.  Johnson, a long-established historian of the modern age, has penned a readable and informative account of the life, personality, thought, and actions of a political leader who is aptly described as a “mass of contradictions.” (p. 19)  Out of these contradictions Johnson has culled a portrait of a statesman who not only saved Britain from Nazi tyranny; he saved the cause of civilization itself. 

Read the whole review at Voegelinview.com.


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