Fortunately there are other sources:“Mussolini had another ardent English admirer, whose name is known universally, and who, while holding a seat in the British Cabinet, went on pilgrimage to Rome to express his admiration two years after the murder of Matteotti, when the character of the Fascist regime was well established. This was to protect the markets and economic interests of the British capitalist class. Share with your friends. We call them the “unknown canon.” Reading them is “undiscovered country.” RMLI’m going to show this to everyone who spouts that spurious quote and attributes it to Churchill. But even on this matter he is ‘much too friendly’ to behaviour by Churchill that was seen as outrageous even in the much rougher and more hierarchical world of the 1910s.Jenkins treats Churchill’s anti-left hysteria as if it were an amusing oddity, not as part of a formidable system of global imperialism that unexpectedly blundered itself into oblivion. Churchill admired Mussolini, and was later to admire Stalin. Divorce in those days carried the same sort of stigma that homosexuality carries today, and the British Queen and presumed mother of a future monarch had to be beyond reproach.The abdication was a piece of monumental selfishness by a foolish fellow, which however had better results than a respectably married King Edward 8th doing what he’d have seen as his ‘public duty’.
Vol.IV: 1922-1928: 3824.. Gilbert. “My Autobiography: With "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism"”, p.141, Courier Corporation Churchill himself accounts for about 20 million (books, articles, speeches, letters, papers), including 23 volumes ofPolitically, those words are in vogue. We have our way of doing things. (Sir Oswald Mosley was always marginal. Churchill quotation books and We are very confident that Churchill made no pronouncement about fascists of the future. They merely represent those Indians who have acquired a veneer of Western civilisation, and have read all those books about democracy which Europe is now beginning increasingly to discard.”If he isn’t saying that democracy is out of date, then just what is he saying? Italy has shown that there is a way of fighting the subversive forces which can rally the mass of the people, properly led, to value and wish to defend the honour and stability of civilised society. The man responsible was criticised by a Commission of Inquiry, but also praised by the House Of Lords. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends"The Book of Italian Wisdom" by Antonio Santi, Citadel Press, (p. 88), 2003. He operated within a democracy and never saw any good reason to wish it overthrown. Even this is buried in a paragraph dealing with other matters: Churchill’s support for Mussolini may be a fact, but Roy Jenkins was not going to let it be elevated to the status of Born in Abersychan, the son of a miners’ union official and Labour member of Parliament, he ended his life as Baron Jenkins of Hillhead and had totally absorbed a 1950s version of the ruling class viewpoint. To speak in sweeping terms about “fascists” doesn’t even sound like him. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes.”“The Indian Congress and other elements in this agitation represent neither the numbers, the strength nor the virtue of the Indian people. First of all, their simplicity is remarkable. His sympathies lay in the fascist camp, and as Duke of Windsor he caused a lot of embarrassment by remaining friendly to Hitler long after most other leading Britons had eaten their words and buried their former opinions.A lot of Churchill’s former opinions also needed to be buried, and not just his friendship with Mussolini. Winston Churchill was a lot of things—a statesman, a visionary, a writer, a warrior, and an orator. Such mildness and consensus-building made a certain amount of sense in the 1950s and 1960s, when the Tories had accepted the Labour reforms of 1945-50. A lot of Churchill’s former opinions also needed to be buried, and not just his friendship with Mussolini. The sort of crisis that might have swept Churchill to power never happened in peacetime.Very interesting of course Churchill came from the English class system where birth mattered. It has been occasionally noted that Churchill’s opposition to Hitler was not different in kind from his refusal to accept Dominion status for India, which might have preserved a kind of Empire for much longer than actually happened. The great mass of people love their country and are proud of its flag and history.
content.time.com. (Imperial War Museum, public domain)Right now, the popular quote about fascists and anti-fascists is almost as frequent as that hardy perennial, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Churchill never said either. Yet they are largely discounted by one significant fact. Examples: the pre-World War II Yugoslav Anti-fascist Coalition, or the postwar Italian Anti-fascist Council.For Churchill to label a political opponent a fascist would be inconceivable.