Winston Churchill and Federalist #10
One point of interest during my research on Winston Churchill is that he quoted Federalist #10 in his discussion of the Constitution in A History of the English Speaking Peoples. Moreover, he seems to have internalized some of the ideas from that essay. In a major speech attacking a proposal to reform the House of Lords in 1947, Churchill argued that government needed to be structured to prevent any single faction from gaining power. I am going through all eight volumes of Churchill’s speeches (a fascinating though lengthy journey) to see if I can find any further connections between his evolving thought and our Constitution. Quoting Churchill is as good a way as any to wrap up CoOp, though I do have a special final post in mind.