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Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Islamists

Hoghead Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:29 AM
Good point.

The obviously sarcastic title of this column comes from the days of World War II. Noel Coward, then a famous playwright and popular British entertainer, wrote a song in 1943 titled, “Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans.” It was an instant hit. Prime Minister Winston Churchill liked it so much that he once had Mr. Coward sing seven encores in a row for him. He also gave the entertainer a few espionage assignments.

By then, chronic bombing by the Nazis and Winston Churchill’s persistent and ever eloquent emphasis on vigilance and victory steeled most Britons with the will to endure...