Chapter 2 : London and Language : English Writer

A sypnosis on Chapter 2 of “Thinking The Twentieth Century Tony Judt” with Timothy Snyder.

His thoughts, his debates

Sypnosis : Part 2

Winston Churchill was a dignified and revered politician, following the reclamation of the “Allied Powers” victory over the “Axis Powers”.  However, the frantic onslaught of the surgical strikes impended in London, “The Blitz”, was the objective locus of Nazi Germany directed at the British Empire, on the verge of spreading thin.

The psychological effect thrust forward by Adolf Hitler, rebuked the morale of the British population after being thrown into the foray of jarring coercion, not for the timely intervention of proprietorship of Winston Churchill, whose tenacious voice was broadcast through multiple radio channels to great aplomb.

The notion of leadership qualities of Winston Churchill was undeniable, the doctrine of the insurgency of his political career was rebuttable. Like the majority of his upper class peers, Winston Churchill attended the Harrow Public School but failed. Later in his military career, he participated in the Battle of Omdurman as the rear-headed cavalry in 1898. The rise in his prolific political career was swift; in three different occasions he served between the Conservative and Liberal Parties, as Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Minister for the Navy.

The undermined majority of the English Intellectuals was a stark contrast to the minority, which were the Intellectual Elites, and was viable with the predicament of Winston Churchill, who was considered as an outsider.

Harold Wilson was a genuine intellectual, eulogized in the English standard of the latter generation of the class of Winston Churchill. He was an over-achiever, prior to his political career, but by the end of his term as the Labour Prime Minister, he was deemed incompetent in retaining his leadership party.

Tony Judt emphasized on the underrated outsider of English Intelligentsia, in the mold of Benjamin Disraeli. His “minor” tweaks in reformation of the British Politics, primarily culmination the “major” triumph of shaping democracy while retaining the core influence of the ruling elites, when the 1867 Second Reform Act was implemented.

Without the mention of the First Lady Prime Minister would be an undermine of the importance of the demeanor of British Politics. Sympathetic by nature, she assimilated the deplorable status of the discrimination of Jews, and was adamant in recruiting her private advisers of akin pedigree.

The reclusive way of coalescing the faction was to be ostentatiously religious, which was championed by the words of T.S. Eliot.

The association of Catholicism and Anglicanism were widely inter-linked, although during the course of the English Reformation in the Sixteen century, had damped the clout of Roman Catholics. However with the reinstated hierarchy of conservative Lords and Dukes, where their power allowed them to continue their practice of the religion albeit the latter constituted a strong relationship of moral values in theologies and political philosophies.


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