Churchill on short writing & clear thinking

In the Financial Times:

On August 9 1940, a month before the Blitz bombing of London started, [Churchill] dictated a memo to the UK civil service on the subject of memos. “To do our work, we all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are far too long.” he declared. “The discipline of setting out the real points concisely will prove an aid to clearer thinking.”

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