There are a few men (and women) in the world that I have really admired. Virtually all politicians bend with the political winds.
I have always admired Winston Churchill – for the well known reasons of leading Britain through the very early dark days of WW2.
I remember some years ago there was an excellent British series on his life in the 1930s – when he was considered washed up and, in his 60s, was expected to lead a life of quiet retirement.
Instead, he kept in the public eye by writing newspaper columns that warned about the danger of a rising Nazi Party.
For that, he was frequently the object of ridicule. He was not cowed.
Of that he is well known.
However, I learned that there is a story within the story. In a column by Steve Forbes, he details a critical 5 days in May, 1940, where there was a very real possibility of the British negotiating a peace with Hitler.
With Britain not in the war – all before Pearl Harbor, and Europe occupied by the Nazis, the world would have become a very different place.