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The untold legacy of Winston Churchill and the British Empire

Winston Churchill is one of the most biographed figures in modern history, held up as an orator and wartime strategist that turned the tide against Hitler and Nazi Germany.

But how accurate is this image? And is it hiding a darker reality?

This week on The Big Picture, we sit down with British-Pakistani writer, political activist, and public intellectual Tariq Ali.

Ali published his own biography, titled ‘Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes’. In it, he paints a different portrait - one of a self-obsessed, ruthless, and deeply racist colonial leader, who lost little sleep over his crushing attempts to maintain Britain’s rule.

In particular, his actions in Ireland, Kenya, and Bangladesh led to some of the most horrific atrocities of the 20th Century.

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