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Winston Churchill

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

8 Funerals That Showed Us The True Emotion Of A Nation In Mourning

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa on Tuesday, braving the cold and the rain to bid farewell to the unforgettable Nelson Mandela. ...

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

A Conversation With Montblanc CEO, Jerome Lambert

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Since Montblanc was founded in 1906, writers, presidents and popes have relied on their Montblanc pens, watches and other accessories. With such a rich legacy, the challenge remains how to move forward in the 21st Century yet keep Montblanc so classic.

For a Change, Something Nice to Say About the US Congress

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.

Leadership, aka Advertising

Simon Higby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Simon Higby

Brilliant leaders are those who use all the tools at their disposal to "earn the ears" of the audience. They use who they are and what they are good at. In effect, using their personal unique selling point to help get their message through in the very same way we would advertise a product.

Random Notes and Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Alarming concept: a TV series starring Flo, the Progressive Insurance lady. Matt Damon is having Jimmy Stewart's career. The Kardashians are having...

Why I'm Grateful For My Divorce

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My divorce was a nightmare and I wouldn't wish anyone the hell I went through, but you know what? It made me stronger. It made me stand up to my ex and state my desires.

Street Fat

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."

PHOTO: This Wasn't What We Expected From A World Leader

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Right down to his DIY art.

Wreath for an Imperial Famine

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 08.02.2013 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

At the height of the famine, unknown protestors laid the dead and dying around the one-kilometer perimeter of the palace, encircling it in a wreath of corpses that marked the passing of British prestige.

Napoleon Has Succeeded, the Great Moment Has Arrived: Egypt, July 3, 2013

Robert Eisenman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Robert Eisenman

No one -- not even The Muslim Brotherhood -- and certainly probably none of the other Islamic powers of the region, Sunni or Shi'ite, expected to see what we are seeing now on the streets of Cairo and saw there in "The Arab Spring" a year and a half previously.

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

Unfinished Business

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Pierre Omidyar

The enthusiasm surrounding this concept represents a paradigm shift: an understanding that market-based tools, imperfect as they are, can be leveraged to help even those who have been left behind by global capitalism.

Shedding Stigma of Mental Illness Within the Military

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While I recognize that the military is a unique institution with its own codes of conduct and ethos, this policy, tacit though it may be, of stigmatizing mental illness has got to end.

LOOK: Extremely Rare Car Up For Sale

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — A rare car once used by Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill is being sold on the auction site eBay. Experts beli...

How Much Are Great Poems Worth?

John Lundberg | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

The sale of poet and scholar Roy Davids' remarkable poetry collection, part of which took place at Bonhams Auction House in London this past week, offered us a glimpse of just how valuable collectors consider rare poetry manuscripts to be.

The Last Lion Keeps Roaring -- A Book Review

Bill Marriott | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Bill Marriott

Writer Paul Reid took Manchester's volume of work and has just completed the final work. It's very long -- 1,053 pages and small type and very, very few chapters -- but well done.

Rare Churchill Poem Goes To Be Auctioned

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

A poem written by British wartime leader Winston Churchill while he served abroad as a cavalry officer is expected to fetch up to £15,000 on Wednesda...

A $25,000 Rum?

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Tony Sachs

What's Scotch got that rum hasn't got? Rum has been an "on the brink" spirit for ages, but its breakthrough may finally be nigh.

Peaceful Terrorist Hunger Strike, Gandhi Style, Should Lead to Closing Guantanamo Bay

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The hunger strikes at Guantanamo may prove the biggest test of Obama's "endless war on terror" policies that have centered on concluding the two big conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan but also continues to keep the Guantanamo Bay terror prison open.

Hacking a Path Between China's California and Myanmar's Dracula

Stanley Weiss | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

One fact needs to be understood: The primary reason Myanmar ended its half-century military junta, released political prisoners, held an election and has begun to open its economy to foreigners is because Myanmar leaders want to blunt China's influence in their country.

'Winston Churchill' Banned From Stores In UK City After Shoplifting Spree

Posted 02.23.2013 | World

A sticky-fingered man who shares the name of a former British prime minister has been banned from shops in a UK city after he was caught shoplifting s...

Winston Churchill's Verse Heads to Auction

John Lundberg | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

A rare poem by Winston Churchill will be up for auction this spring. It should come as no surprise that the Nobel Prize winning author of History of the English Speaking Peoples was, at least, a passable poet.

Churchill Was A Poet?!

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | Books

LONDON -- Wartime leader, Nobel Prize-winning historian, amateur painter – and perhaps a poet, too. A rare piece of verse by Winston Churchill ...