Steven: Churchill and many others. I grew up among people who regarded the
early 1940s — bombs raining down, severe food rationaing, friends &
relatives getting maimed & killed, massive state interference in
everything — as the best & happiest years of their lives.
I said this to a Russian acquaintance once. He said his fellow-countrymen
were just the same. “That’s why Communism lasted another 50 years….”