Re.: Sound familiar?

Chris Brady cdbrady at attglobal.net
Sat Feb 23 00:21:43 MST 2002


I suspect that was not a quote from the arch-imperialist
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965),
but from US historical novelist Winston Churchill (1871-1947).
The latter wrote "The Crossing" --with illustrations by Sydney Adamson
and Lilian Bayliss (New York : The Macmillan Company ; London :
Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1904.)

"The Crossing" was on Leo Huberman's list of recommended books at the
back of the original "We The People" (1932).  The American novelist
Churchill wrote novels, a play, and a tour guide for Crater Lake
National Park in Oregon.  He was also a writer and editor for The
Nation, if my memory serves me right.
>From my notes:
The Nation, Nov. 30, 1918, Vol. 107, No. 2787, p. 651
This issue of The Nation printed the official Declaration of the New
Soviet Republic. In that same issue The Nation published the  “League of
Nations Statement of Principles” which included  “the freedom of the
Russian Revolution to achieve its own destiny.”  The “preliminary List
of Signers” included progressives John Dewey and Charles A. Beard, as
well as pacifist Arthur P. Kellog, and Winston Churchill.  The
Principles were further endorsed by John R. Commons, Sidney Hillman,
Felix Frankfurter, and Judge Learned Hand.

There was also a piece in that issue of The Nation by Michael S. Farbman
that espoused socialism as the goal in “Maxim Gorky and the Revolution.”
The letters section presented an appeal in support of the Industrial
Workers of the World.




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