Editor-in-Chief emeritus, do not misquote Sir Winston

To the Editor:

Kevin Garland’s article (“Eccentric Anarchy,” June 10) gets wrong the central quotation around which it is based in such a way as to almost reverse its meaning. Churchill did not say “Anarchy is the worst form of governance, besides all the others.” Rather, Churchill said, “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” at the House of Commons on Nov. 11, 1947.

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