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Neville Obama

Richard20 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 10:12 AM
I have had the great pleasure of reading Churchill's Second World War series recently. While reading the first volume "The Gathering Storm" I was struck by how relevant it was to our time. Sure, Chamberlain deserves his share of blame, but the roots of the awful culmination of the Munich agreement span the years between 1923 and 1936 in which the pacifists, the communists and the unions, cheered and rallied by the press, rotted the heart out of the British foreign policy. The same process can be seen now in the US and Europe, with the same feckless actors holding sway.
"If you want peace, prepare for war." --Ancient Roman wisdom

In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was determined to keep peace between Great Britain and Germany. Dismayed by the carnage of World War I, Chamberlain (along with most of the opinion elite in England) sought peace with honor -- but in any case, peace.

Yes, Chamberlain had watched with growing anxiety as Germany, in defiance of treaties, rearmed, and as the Nazi party engaged in ever more brazen and violent repression of domestic opponents. Germany's alliance with militarist Japan and fascist Spain (1936), followed by the Pact of Steel with...