These days, politicians bend over backwards to tell voters and constituents what they think people want to hear. But at the start of World War II in Europe, new British Prime Minister Winston Churchill went before parliament to say how rough the next few years would be for the UK. Why was this speech unique for its time and even in our day? What did Churchill know about the Nazi threat that few others perceived at that point? We ask these questions to renowned British historian John Lukacs, author most recently of “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dire Warning”, which examines Churchill’s speech to the parliament.