International: Good European

When Winston Churchill's voice, alone, against the night of Nazified Europe, proclaimed the determination of free men to remain free or die, his listeners were stirred chiefly by the thunder-roll of his defiance. Few sensed how subtly they were also stirred by the overtones of Europe's high cultural tradition reverberating through those speeches. For almost alone among the world's statesmen, Churchill is a "good European" in the Nietzschean sense—by birth a patriot of Britain, by the mind a sharer in the only unity Europe has achieved—unity of culture. Last week, once more as master of ennobling language and as a good...

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