"Soapbox Messiahs" by Winston Churchill in Colliers, 20 June 1936. Winston S. Churchill.
"Soapbox Messiahs" by Winston Churchill in Colliers, 20 June 1936
"Soapbox Messiahs" by Winston Churchill in Colliers, 20 June 1936

"Soapbox Messiahs" by Winston Churchill in Colliers, 20 June 1936

Springfield, Ohio: The Crowell Publishing Company, 1936. 1st Edition. Paperback. This article by Churchill appears in Collier's, 20 June 1936 issue, pp. 11, 44 & 46. The article appears on three pages and is illustrated by the great 20th Century cartoonist Gluyas Williams. In this article Churchill vigorously defends market principles and criticizes those peddling "the belief fondly held by millions that some great new world is going to open where work will do itself, or almost do itself, and where 'something for nothing' is the order of the day." Churchill characteristically alternates between boldly blunt prose and lyrical metaphor: "A climate of class hatred and class warfare chills and tites uncounted, innumerable buds, and it its extreme manifestations locks in the grip of ice-bound winter the streams of supply and demand." Those thinking they have something new to say about economic class division and taxation as a tool of progressive social policy should read this article first. And if you wish to read it, this is one of the few opportunities - as with many Churchill articles, it is primarily available only in the original publication. Condition of the magazine is very good. The paper wraps are complete, and firmly attached, with light wear at the top edge and light soiling to the front cover. The contents are clean and bright with no age-toning. The article is subsequently printed in Sunday Chroinicle, 28 June 1936, as "Money for Nothing". Bibliographic reference: Woods C301. Not in Cohen. Very good. Item #001123

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