Churchillian Advice for President Obama

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Not long after Barack Obama became President of the United States, a bust of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was removed from the Oval Office and replaced with a bust of Abraham Lincoln. During his campaign, President Obama was often compared to Lincoln by pundits. But is it possible Churchill has more to teach the President?

Barbara Leaming, author of a new book, "Churchill Defiant: Fighting On: 1945 - 1955," says our embattled President might learn important lessons on popularity and leadership from Churchill.


Barbara Leaming

Produced by:

Rupert Allman

Comments [1]

Mimi Keghida from Brooklyn, NY

John said that the situation in 1945 was "more simple" than the situation is today. Any historian of Modern Europe can tell you that nothing is farther from the truth. In fact, the situation was not black and white, it was all grey. The people of the USSR won the war by stopping the Nazis; They won the war for the Allies and deserved better than to be forgotten and made enemies of behind an "Iron Curtain." Churchill et. al. created a bipolar world that didn't have to come into being. Obama can make of this situation what he wills.

Nov. 04 2010 08:25 PM

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