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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Why Winston Churchill won’t be getting an honorary degree from CUNY

Reader Sunlight has been after me for quite some time to read The River War, a book written in 1899 by Winston Churchill. Like so many other things I’d like to do, I haven’t gotten around to it….

When you see this video, which includes quotes from that book, you will understand why Sunlight wants me to read it. And you will also understand why Winston Churchill won’t be getting any honorary degrees from the City University of New York anytime soon.

Let’s go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Dan F).

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At 3:04 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Actually, the reason I am clamoring for EVERYONE to read River War is not to do with Crusades or Imperialism... it is to do with ignorance. There are people all over who actually think that the way Israel's neighbors treat Israel and, as importantly, each other and their own citizens, is something to do with the establishment of modern Israel in 1948. WRONG. This book, written in 1898, describes behavior in Sudan that will sound familiar now and has never changed. Sudan's situation had nothing to do with Jews! THERE WAS NO MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL IN 1898!!!!!

Churchill's words quoted in this video are not what I remember about River War... It was the descriptions of the Turks and Egyptians running slave trade, Muslims, etc. slaughtering people all up and down the Nile River really for no good reason I could determine except domination.

If you don't have time to go find it and sit down to read it, you can download it for free and listen to it on your iPod... I listened at the gym.
River War: Sudan 1898
by Winston Churchill
Read it! Or download a FREE audio version here:
And put it onto your iPod. Listen to all of the chapters 1 - 22!

At 3:06 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

BTW two protestors dead in Egypt NOW. @Sandmonkey says the Army is firing on Christians... do we believe that?


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