Monday, April 24, 2017

Powell: Portentious or Polarising

By Alexandra Phillips

Enoch Powell, of course, was an esteemed scholar. He was the most brilliant classical scholar of his generation at Cambridge, becoming the youngest professor in the British Empire, the youngest Brigadier in the Army, and the youngest Cabinet Minister. This was by no means an ignorant man prone to voicing spuriously equipped beliefs. Before we vilify Powell based upon our own comparisons and corroborations, let us first acknowledge that the primary victim of the dubbed ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech has, in fact, been Powell himself........Read More


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