Thoughts and Adventures
Hillsdale College has undertaken to republish the Winston Churchill opus - 25,000 pages of biography and documents.
Larry Arnn, who is President of Hillsdale, and worked as a researcher with Churchill biographer Martin Gilbert, discusses two of the qualities that make Churchill fascinating -
Churchill's greatness was not merely that he was courageous, but that he possessed the virtue of choosing well. According to Aristotle, courage is a moral virtue, and prudence an intellectual one. And the moral and intellectual virtues are linked to the life of action and the life of contemplation. Few men excel in either action or contemplation, but Churchill excelled in both.
Arnn's whole essay is here.
Our file on Churchill is here.
Thanks to Powerline for bringing Arnn and Hillsdale to our attention.