Churchill should be read with a critical eye

A well researched and elegantly written book

10th April, 2016
Winston Churchill started in politics as a radical, but ended up as something very different

Paul Bew is one of Ireland’s most interesting and important political historians. He is also one of its most controversial.

The central purpose of this short monograph is to rehabilitate Winston Churchill’s Irish policy as serious, considered and consistent. As with so much of his writing, Bew is keen to revise earlier and, in his view, less accurate readings of Churchill’s approach to Anglo-Irish affairs.

Churchill, the archetypal imperialist,...

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