Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Northern Ireland's Ian Paisley : Why You Can't Keep a Good Bigot Down -- Until Now

Ian Paisley is gone, about 30 years too late. You have to wonder how much his in-your-face bigotry contributed to the violence in Northern Ireland over the years. In my book on the Kennedys, I describe Paisley's anti-Catholic comments, which are also captured in this video above. Paisley always reminded me of George Wallace, the erstwhile former Gov. of Alabama, whose bigotry earlier in this career overshadowed whatever good he tried to accomplish later in life.

Winston Churchill in Cuba, A Master of Spying

Among those who once visited the Hotel Nacional in Havana was Winston Churchill, a subject of my last book WHEN LIONS ROAR. Today the hotel ...