Good morning. It’s Boxing Day if you live in the U.K. and some of its former dominions; St. Stephen’s Day in Ireland (and elsewhere); and for Californians who love thoroughbred horse racing, the day after Christmas is opening day at Santa Anita Park.
December 26 is also the date when Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address the United States Congress. In happened in the waning days of 1941, as America entered — some would say, finally entered — the Second World War.
I wrote about Churchill’s Christmas-season visit to America in this space five years ago. I trust…