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Darkest Hour
Statesmanship at the Movies

The new Winston Churchill biopic offers a marvelous illustration of the most necessary and rarest of political virtues.

Published on: December 8, 2017
Neil Rogachevsky is a research fellow at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
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  • Everett Brunson

    If there are parallels between the time of Churchill and today it would seem to be 1) the consensus that western nations ought to surrender to the inevitability of Islam and 2) nationalism is dead. Both are false parallels. The globalists still try to convince us of the truth of points one and two. We the people reject such nonsense as a weak capitulation by those so eager to sell our birthright.

    It seems the cinematic biographies of today spend an inordinate amount of time on a person’s weakness of character to drive home the point that all of our heroes are false heroes–that all we have been taught about our greatest leaders were the result of “good” PR–and that we would reject them if only we knew the truth. The revisionists are hard at work destroying the reputations of Jefferson, Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, et al. Why? To suborn individual effort and achievement of course. If we are convinced to throw away all of our heroes then all that is left is the “benign” state. They are then free to tell us what to think rather than be inspired by others–those who rose to the occasion. When the image of one man standing up against evil is erased, they are then free to shape evil by any guise they desire.

    They. They. The faceless and relativistic they.

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