Churchill insisted “upon the supreme value of action,” and spoke freely and unapologetically about “the battle between simple good and simple evil, between life and death.”
This courage to see is at the heart of Churchill’s ability to combine love of peace with truly indomitable courage, resistance to totalitarian aggression with a sincere desire to avoid the “twin marauders” of war and tyranny, as Churchill called them in his Iron Curtain Speech (link)
He ads that he “slept soundly throughout the war .. and had no need for cheering dreams."
“Facts are better than dreams” .. noble and humane “greatness of spirit” informed by practical wisdom and true moderation, is indeed a “moral fact” of a very high order. .
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