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Most overrated leader of WW2

LAURENCE REES: And the single most overrated leader?

ANITA PRAŻMOWSKA: I think it was Roosevelt. I find Churchill an interesting man, though my mother met him when she was a plane mechanic and she said he was very rude to his wife. I think Roosevelt is playing an American game, so it’s very heavy on propaganda, but if we’re talking about a gap between pronouncements and delivery I think that maybe that’s the biggest one.

LAURENCE REES: But he wins the most for his country?

ANITA PRAŻMOWSKA: Yes, which is most probably the correct way in which politicians should be judged.