By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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British historian Max Hastings has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor for military writing.
How do you solve a problem like Prince Andrew? The embarrassing antics of Queen Elizabeth II's second son are just the latest royal misdemeanors to vex British politicians.
How do you solve a problem like Prince Andrew?
The year 2010 has been rough on the reputation of Sir Winston Churchill, the wartime leader of Great Britain. In the spring, "Winston's War," a book by the respected military writer Max Hastings tore so many holes in Churchill's reputation as a strategist that one reviewer wondered that had he died in 1942, "Germany might have been defeated sooner."
"The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations," essayist Max Hastings wrote the other day in the Daily Mail.
Labor Party lawmaker Chris Bryant, a former government minister, has called for Andrew to be fired because of "his boorish gaffes and dodgy friendships," and historian Max Hastings wrote in an article Tuesday that "a man as bereft of judgment, taste and discretion as the prince" should never have been allowed to represent Britain.