Man with a Mission: Seeking fire and vision

Seeking fire and vision

Cap Weinberger has lionized Winston Churchill all his adult life. He has collected and read his published works many times over, and he frequently quotes the wartime British Prime Minister in dinner-party conversation. He has gone to the trouble of acquiring a canvas by Churchill, an amateur painter of some note. Two years after Weinberger became Defense Secretary, he chose to schedule a speech at Westminster College, the tiny Missouri school where Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" address in 1946. Though he employs a speechwriting staff of four, Weinberger insisted on writing much of the speech himself, including its most...

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