far-seeing in the issue of Hitler and appeasement, but also in terms of the US welfare state.
That is true, yet we also need to be aware that a fair reading of history reveals that Churchill was a rather complex man. For example, he was openly against appeasement, yet he also worked at first to appease Hitler (agreed, not like his predecessor, who will go down in history as a lilly-livered butt-head who made the rise of Hitler possible with his crap about “Peace in our time”). While Churchill espoused some very conservative notions, he was instrumental in pushing social programs that moved England to the left. Now what to him was “left” by no means is what Obama sees even as “center,” but it was left nonetheless.
So while I have read extensively on Churchill, and admire both his amazing eloquence, his courage (he said in a speech to parliament, “if this long island story of ours is to end, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his own blood on the ground”–can you even imagine Obama saying something like that?) and his far-seeing foreign policy, let’s be accurate in portraying history.