Wednesday, June 22, 2011

70 years ago today

For the history buffs out there, this is one of Churchill's very memorable speeches selected in Brad DeLong's liveblog of today in World War II: "Winston Churchill Liveblogs World War II: June 22, 1941."
"We have but one aim and one single, irrevocable purpose. We are resolved to destroy Hitler and every vestige of die Nazi regime. From this nothing will turn us - nothing. We will never parley, we will never negotiate with Hitler or any of his gang. We shall fight him by land, we shall fight him by sea, we shall fight him in the air until, with God's help, we have rid the earth of his shadow and liberated its peoples from his yoke. ..."
It is an inspiring and quick read. His confidence and clarity in those moments never fail to amaze. And make you do that comparative consideration of your own present day circumstances and the issues facing our country.