Wrote Randolph Churchill:
“Sit down, dear boy, and read the papers while I finish shaving .’”
I did as told. After two or three minutes of hacking away, he half-turned and said: “I think I see my way through.”
He resumed shaving.
He flung his razor into the basin, swung around, and said: “Of course I mean we can beat them.’”
Me: “Well I’m all for that, but I don’t see how you can do it.”
By this time he had dried and sponged his face and turning around to me, said with great intensity: “I shall drag the United States in.”
And that’s how Winston Churchill destroyed the British Empire.