April 09, 2015
Churchill develops a continuity of principle from the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights (Glorious Revolution) through the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, a continuity that extended to joint cooperation in the fight against Hitler and in the Cold War. One might object that, as a matter of fact, the Declaration formally divided the two great branches of the English-speaking peoples. But Churchill was getting at something deeper than mere history. This was literature in the service of the Grandest Strategy.