Theme: Society & Culture | Content Type: Book review

Review: Winston Churchill. His Times, His Crimes

Donald Sassoon


United Nations Information Office, New York

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In June 2022 Extinction Rebellion supporters threw red paint over a bust of Winston Churchill. The attack took place inside Churchill College, Cambridge (founded in 1960 in honour of the great man). They were obviously troubled about the status of Churchill, widely seen as the ‘man who defeated Hitler’, the man who ‘won the Second World War’, the kind of historical absurdities which acquire a certain status because they are repeated so often that one looks controversial simply by challenging them.

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  • Donald Sassoon

    Donald Sassoon

    Donald Sassoon is the Literary Editor at the Political Quarterly. He is also Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary, University of London.

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