The Latest Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us
British history teachers are no longer required
to teach students about Winston Churchill.
Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.
The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.
That's just plain ridiculous. Churchill is one of the central figures of the 20th century; the article notes that a recent poll chose him as the greatest Briton ever. I argued for 20 years that Time would name him the man of the century; that they didn't just shows how deluded the mainstream media are.
He was a superb wartime commander, a brilliant writer, and clearly the man of the hour during the dark days of 1940, when it seemed quite likely that all of Europe would fall to the Nazis. I believe that in Bartlett's familiar quotations, the only man with more famed epigrams than Churchill was Shakespeare.
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