In 1950, Cyril Joad warns of an over-dependence U.S. power – but no-one takes much notice (despite winning an Oxford Union Debate).
Here is a letter published in the local paper:
Saturday 26 September 2015
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn caused front page national headlines last week – and the ire of Winston Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames – by not singing the national anthem, such as Daily Telegraph’s front page, “Corbyn snubs Queen and country”.
South Downs philosopher Cyril Joad caused similar media outrage in 1933 – and angered Winston Churchill himself – when he won a controversial Oxford Union Debate:
What can we expect next from Jeremy Corbyn, which is likely to provoke further media – and Churchillian – attacks?
A clue might be found at another controversial Oxford Union Debate in 1950 – which ‘Professor’ Joad also won – and which angered and outraged Winston Churchill’s son Randolph: “That this House regrets the influence exercised by the US as the dominant power among the democratic nations”