Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Writer, Reader
Host Dennis Leap introduces the new JBL series dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Sir Winston S. Churchill. During the British Black Lives Matter riots over the death of George Floyd, Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square was desecrated with red paint, calling him a racist. At the same time, instructors at Churchill College at Cambridge planned a year-long program titled “Churchill, Race and Empire” to critically examine the college’s founder Winston Churchill. Because of family opposition to the program, the project was soon squashed by college executives. While Winston Churchill certainly had human flaws, he also had a sterling life of great accomplishments. Listeners are invited to read the best books about him, the books he wrote, and the books he loved to read. The list of books planned for this series is featured on Twitter @JBliterature1.