Why can’t Britain handle the truth about Sir Winston Churchill?
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.’’
(Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962)
― John F. Kennedy