Fanatics Are Boring

Sir Winston Churchill was a British prime minister and statesman who led the country to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War Two. Photo: Winston Churchill, photographed by Cecil Beaton, at 10 Downing Street, London, in 1940. (IWM MH 26392)

As he did so many things, Winston Churchill gives the best definition of fanatic: “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” We in the US seemed to be inundated with people so described.

[Image courtesy of the BBC.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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