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Winston Churchill Illustrates The Point

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Nov 22, 2011 at 19:07

Churchill was not a German speaker, but he read Mein Kampf in English and had Hitler's number before a lot of German-speakers could understand the menace of Nazism.

The main thing, as Churchill used to point out, is to learn one's own language thoroughly before tackling another. After all, one mainly thinks in one's native tongue.

Churchill called Mein Kampf (In "The Gathering Storm") "The new Koran of faith and war".

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