Tuesday, July 12, 2016

what historians do

George W Bush left a bust of Churchill near his desk in the White House, in an attempt to associate himself with the war leader's heroic stand against fascism. Barack Obama had it returned to Britain. It's not hard to guess why: his Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was imprisoned without trial for two years and was tortured on Churchill's watch, for resisting Churchill's empire.
Full article here.

The article says that Churchill's point of view wasn't common, but that was the foundation of George Orwell's work - it was pervasive.