Frontier Former Editor

July 1, 2007

Selective nostalgia

I particularly relish this piece because my independent study course as a history major covered Chamberlain’s actions in 1938-40 . . . .

Why Winston Wouldn’t Stand For W
George W. Bush always wanted to be like a wartime British prime ministers. He is. But it’s not the one he had in mind.

By Lynne Olson
Sunday, July 1, 2007; B01

President Bush‘s favorite role model is, famously, Jesus, but Winston Churchill is close behind. The president admires the wartime British prime minister so much that he keeps what he calls “a stern-looking bust” of Churchill in the Oval Office. “He watches my every move,” Bush jokes. These days, Churchill would probably not care for much of what he sees . . .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/29/AR2007062902304_pf.html

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