Slur on Churchill

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I was ap­palled to read the name of Win­ston Churchill among “such 20th cen­tury hor­rors as Hitler, Stalin, Mus­solini and Mao” (Phillip Adams, “Mad? We elect them”, Sep 16-17). All of this was in the con­text of many na­tional lead­ers be­ing mad. Churchill had his blem­ishes, but for­tu­nately for us he did not suf­fer from “a lack of self-doubt” and saved Bri­tain, its al­lies and the world from Nazi dom­i­na­tion in 1940-45. By con­trast, Stalin and Mao in par­tic­u­lar mur­dered mil­lions of their own peo­ple when their na­tions were not un­der ex­ter­nal threat. The records of those lead­ers bear no com­par­i­son to Churchill’s. Michael Wills Ar­madale, Vic

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