VDARE Book Club In August: Books Three And Four Of MARLBOROUGH: HIS LIFE AND TIMES By Sir Winston Churchill
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See Also: Thoughts On Winston Churchill’s MARLBOROUGH: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by James Kirkpatrick

Our detailed treatment of Sir Winston Churchill’s Marlborough: His Life and Times concludes with a combined look at Books Three and Four. The work is traditionally presented as a four volume set

With the end of Book Two, our hero has met with success on the battlefield but political tensions within his coalition cost him a complete victory. It’s worth remembering that though John Churchill is remembered as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, it’s his political genius that makes him relevant to us today. In these last two books, we also see how, despite his success, he was destroyed politically and rendered an exile. However, in the end, he had the final triumph through his role in ensuring the Protestant Succession. 

Following this, I’ll be summing up everything we’ve learned over the last few months in an essay. 

Again, this is the book that Leo Strauss called the greatest work of political science in the 20th century. 

I will be discussing the books with Peter Brimelow later this month. Discussion questions will be posted next weekend. Please message jameskirkpatrickVDARE@protonmail.com if you have any questions you want asked this month. 

If you are not already a member of the Book Club, you can join here

I look forward to talking with you all. 

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