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seek an answer to that question.
Rather, I ask that we at least
acknowledge that he was fundamentally
human, and thus complicated.
Humans are complex beings
with admirable traits and questionable
flaws. By lacking nuance, we
lose the ability to see someone for
who they were.
Does that mean the focus of the
article should have changed? Of
course not. But an article that concludes
by referencing a quote
describing Churchill as “the greatest
human being ever to occupy 10
Downing Street” would do well to at
least acknowledge the complex and
difficult legacy of the man. “Greatest”
does not mean immaculate.