Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a fascinating character. His reputation as a “great man”, as the brave British wartime leader who defeated the Nazis, hides his reputation before and after WWII – a racist who enjoyed participating in “a lot of jolly little wars against barbarous peoples” and who even his peers thought had extremely racist views. We’re not here to demonise Churchill, but, on the other hand, it’s our job to peel away the layers of mythology to find the real man who popularised the term “the Iron Curtain”. If you like our intro music, it’s by the very great Jofre Horta Antoniou!
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