Shashi Tharoor: In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer - The Washington Post


17 bookmarks. First posted by derickfay march 2018.


A statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill is silhouetted in front of the Houses of Parliament in London in 2015. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)…
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march 2018 by AramZS
“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century, yet is the only one, unlike Hitler and Stalin, to have escaped historical odium in the West. He has been crowned with a Nobel Prize (for literature, no less), and now, an actor portraying him (Gary Oldman) has been awarded an Oscar.
history  people 
march 2018 by sandykoe
A statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill is silhouetted in front of the Houses of Parliament in London in 2015. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)…
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march 2018 by yudha87
A statue of former British prime minister Winston Churchill is silhouetted in front of the Houses of Parliament in London in 2015. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)…
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march 2018 by kohlmannj
I don’t care what this person thinks.
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march 2018 by ewerickson
Many of us will remember Churchill as a war criminal and an enemy of decency and humanity, a blinkered imperialist untroubled by the oppression of non-white peoples. Ultimately, his great failure — his long darkest hour — was his constant effort to deny us freedom.
people  wp 
march 2018 by rubbercat
-- Of course, I'll be called a race traitor and be accused of having internalized white cis-hetero partriarchy for saying this: Such hyperbolic click baits serve no purpose.
colonialism  history  20th_century  imperialism  britain  india  post-colonialism  WaPo 
march 2018 by rvenkat