Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pulling Down the Idols

Thomas DiLorenzo has done it lots of times to the cult of Lincoln. Today, Arthur Silber addresses the cult of Churchill. Check it out:
The endless, interminable comparisons of the world situation today to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s are noxious and almost entirely wrong. Given the neocons' plans for endless and constantly widening war, they are especially dangerous. And the perpetual mythologizing of Churchill -- joined in by conservatives and liberals alike, with almost everyone else thrown in -- is tiresome in the extreme. Even a cursory examination of the actual historical record reveals most of it to be untrue. But people absolutely refuse to give up their myths.

Fine. Let's set all the facts and the real history aside. Let's embrace the myth completely.

None of us wants to be Chamberlain. We all want to be Churchill. Cool.


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Update: read this one, too. Silber's totally on fire today!

1 comment:

lemming said...

Oh good grief...