Ian Buruma on The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special from Winston & FDR to Trump & Brexit

05 Jan 2021 • 53 min • EN
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(1/4/21) It's impossible to understand the last 75 years of American history without understanding the bond between American presidents and British prime ministers. FDR, of course, had Churchill. JFK famously had Macmillan, his consigliere during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Reagan found his ideological soulmate in Thatcher and George W. Bush found his fellow believer, in religion and in war, in Tony Blair. Ian Buruma’s latest book The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit is more than just a reflection on the weight of Churchill's legacy but a look at how the destinies of the US and the UK are intrinsically linked. Join us for a hard look at the special relationship between our two nations in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.

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