Churchill the Statesman

Illustration: Gunnar Karlsson

Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson gives a talk about Winston Churchill as a Statesman at a luncheon meeting of the Icelandic Churchill Club in the restaurant Nautholl Saturday 17 November 12–13.30. In his talk, Professor Gissurarson will discuss Churchill the orator, the writer and the wit, but also analyse three spheres where he was important, in the resistance to the rise of Hitler, in the support for the British Empire, and in the opposition to central planning and the communist régimes in Eastern Europe after the Second World War. He will also touch upon a few points concerning Iceland, such as the similarity between Churchill’s return of the pound to its pre-war level and Jon Thorlaksson’s revaluation of the krona, in 1925, and Churchill’s claim that he invented the heating system in Reykjavik, using the steaming hot water from the geysers.

The lecture is a part of a project undertaken by RNH in cooperation with AECR, The European Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists, on “Europe, Iceland and the Future of Capitalism”.

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