Expect to see a heated response to Jacob Heilbrunn's provocative NY Times essay on the great man's influence on today's movers-and-shakers in Washington. Heilbrunn throws in lots of names, but his argument seems flimsy: I think most neocons understand the difference between the war leader who confronted totalitarianism and the aristo who hankered after the great days of Empire. And who are these British "right-wing historians" who are portraying WC as a "drunk, a dilettante, an incorrigible bungler who squandered the opportunity to cut a separate peace with Hitler that would have preserved the British Empire." Does he mean John Charmley? Alan Clark? I'm struggling to think of any one else.
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