Author:Shefali Chandan

Unit 1: Assignment 1

Even as he lauded the special relationship that Britain shared with the United States, Winston Churchill was known for his contemptuous remarks about India’s freedom movement, it’s people and it’s leader, Mahatma Gandhi. “I hate Indians. they are a beastly people with a beastly religion” he is known to have said. (Read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/) a. How do you reconcile these two contradictory sides of Churchill’s character? Championing the need to defeat Nazism on one hand yet expressing racism and contempt for Indians on the other? b. Think of other historical personalities that you’ve studied and write about any such contradictions that they too might have demonstrated in their actions and beliefs. In your view, what accounts for such hypocrisy. Do you think Winston Churchill thought that he was being hypocritical?...

Unit 1: Assignment 1

Even as he lauded the special relationship that Britain shared with the United States, Winston Churchill was known for his contemptuous remarks about India’s freedom movement, it’s people and it’s leader, Mahatma Gandhi. “I hate Indians. they are a beastly people with a beastly religion” he is known to have said. (Read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/) a. How do you reconcile these two contradictory sides of Churchill’s character? Championing the need to defeat Nazism on one hand yet expressing racism and contempt for Indians on the other? b. Think of other historical personalities that you’ve studied and write about any such contradictions that they too might have demonstrated in their actions and beliefs. In your view, what accounts for such hypocrisy. Do you think Winston Churchill thought that he was being hypocritical?...