Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Churchill: America should have stayed out of the war

America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn't entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these 'isms' wouldn't today be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government - and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives.

I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to find the full text of the interview from which this quote was taken.

There appears to be some debate online about the legitimacy of this quote.

I also find it interesting that this interview was apparently published in the distant ancestor of the National Enquirer!