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"'Churchill decides from very early on that he will create a political position that is somehow above left and right, embodying the best points of both sides and thereby incarnating the will of the nation. […] He has a kind of semi- ideology to go with it— a leftish Toryism: imperialist, romantic, but on the side of the working man.'" Dec 16, 2014 04:56PM

 

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