Term Paper On Winston Churchill As A Modern Diplomat And His Special Qualities
Winston Churchill roared like a lion when Britain needed him most. During his long career, he held many positions and was a very accomplished civil servant. He graduated with honors at the Royal Military college of Sandhurst in the year 1984. Later he saw action in India, Egypt, Cuba, Sudan, World War 1 and in history, he even took charge in one of the last Cavalries of Britain.
At the age of twenty-five, Winston Churchill represented his people in parliament and began his career as a public official in upper house. Privately he Churchill was a scholar, painter, reader,journalist, author and a correspondent of war. Many people including the historians widely accredited Winston as being a great diplomat in the 20th century. He was an effective statesman and leader because of such enormous qualities; ability to inspire people, the only one of its kind insight, the individuality that was in control and his persistent enthusiasm.
One of Churchill’s greatest quality as a leader was that he was capable of inspiring people. This was in disregard to the outwardly threatening state of affairs that many would fear. His personal character was the source of the inspiration. He continuously confirmed passion, hopefulness and determination always in public. Many including his private secretary highly talked of Churchill’s drive.
The grasp of the complexity of Churchill’s character by Johnson, together with a selection of anecdotes are what dramatizes his humanity. He shows us a troubled and faulted person yet altogether real. The canny personal reflection he has makes him vicissitudes and his more than a few falls from power. The book illustrates his extraordinary talents and demonstrates his public displays of kindness and care mixed with temper and edginess during some of his life in public for 60 years.
In the history of western civilization, I would stand Churchill as being the leader of all time. Basing his life from the book by Johnson, he was a normal person who lived a normal life yet extraordinary in how he did his things. He never had a wife at first and that did not affect his moral life. It would be difficult for our current leaders to act as he did. He was Selfless and determined to serve the people, not for money or wealth but for justice. Churchill will forever remain a hero, as we will never find one of his kinds. His ambition never diminished during the long years he served. During his years is when the war was very heavy and it called for a great leader, which he was.
In the history of western civilization, Churchill remains the number one leader as he did everything that makes us think our leaders are below him. This is in terms of self-drive, determination and development. If a current leader took the position and life of Winston Churchill, we would see a complete opposite of what he did and whom he was. Churchill had the ability to inspire and this is evident in the opening of Second World War (Johnson, pp 77).
Looking at the perspective of Johnson, Churchill remains a legend in the history of western civilization. He talks of him being a young and determined public leader, which is what attracted him to write about him. He continues t add that it was not easy to describe him since he smiled even at the most difficult times. The reason he thinks he was a true public leader is that during his time in power, many challenging and difficult times came his way. He had special formula for success, which was his remarkable personality.
Johnson’s book depicting the life of Winston Churchill was big help to us and to the leaders. It makes us understand the life as if we were there during those times. It feels like we giving a roar together as we get to know him better and deep. It gives us one outstanding quality he had. The quality is his unexpected outbursts of humility. The book is an inspiration to many and a challenge to all leaders. If we did not have the western civilization at that time, we would still be very far by now in terms of civilization. Many thanks to Johnson for the 160-page book yet very detailed (Johnson, pp 90).
Johnson, P. Churchill .The Modern Statesman. Penguin, 2009