The articles, podcasts and other materials posted here all bear on our Christian heritage and its relationship to Western Civilization.
The idea grows out of my frustration over the years of trying to find a good book on any particular subject. Let’s say, for example, that you just watched Gary Oldman play Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour on Netflix. (Which is a pretty good movie, by the way, with the part of Churchill’s secretary played by Lilly James.) And you say to yourself, “Self. I’d like to read a good Churchill biography.”
So, you log on to Amazon and search, “Churchill biographies.” And up come 2,000 choices. Literally. Who can possibly know which one is best?
Well, I can’t either but that doesn’t stop me from having an opinion! Which is to start with the first volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion. If I actually claimed that was the best biography, any one of a number of legitimate Churchill scholars would undoubtedly argue! But what I do know . . . as a person who’s read several of these biographies, Churchill’s autobiography and quite a few of Churchill’s other writings . . . is that Manchester’s book is thoroughly enjoyable and does a great job of explaining Churchill’s Victorian roots.
For our purposes, in other words, What’s Best? doesn’t literally mean “best”. Rather, it means here are things that bear on our history and culture that I have found helpful or encouraging . . . that you may not have heard about elsewhere . . . and that I think you might enjoy.