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The Prospect podcast #60—Britain’s Churchill problem

Piers Brendon on how the legacy of the great man distorts our politics

By Prospect Team  

Why is it that when British politicians look in the mirror they see Winston Churchill—just as French politicians, such as Macron, see Charles de Gaulle? The Cambridge historian and former keeper of the Churchill archive Piers Brendon talks to Prospect‘s executive editor Jay Elwes about the distortions of history and how these can warp our view of the present day.

Presented by Tom Clark with Sameer Rahim and Alex Dean

Read Piers Brendon’s recent essay on de Gaulle

       

Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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