Jews flee their homes amid increasing state persecution. A belligerent little dictator arms his nation against the will of the international community, promising genocide. The Western powers, befuddled by their own notions of “keeping the peace” and cultural deference, do nothing.
Seventy years since, is it 1938 all over again?
Following your perusal of the links above regarding Appeasement 2008, we invite you to sample from the following collection of links regarding Appeasement 1938. See if you cannot smell any similarities between the ineptitudes of then and now in the face of gathering storms.
We do. And it is not at all a pleasant smell.
What is Appeasement?
The Munich Agreement: The quintessential example of Appeasement.
Further details regarding The Munich Agreement
The Munich Agreement itself - Sept 29 1938
The subsequent debate in British House of Commons, October 3, 1938
(Sir Winston’s chillingly brilliant denouncement of the Agreement begins roughly halfway into the document. A MUST read!)
“This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.”
A bit of educational background and exercise regarding the matter
Interesting public opinion poll from England, 1938 regarding the matter
(So much for the wisdom of the people, eh?)
Splendid essay on Appeasement 1938
Free Republic collection of Sir Winston quotes regarding the travesty of Appeasement (and then some!) (Prepare to fall in love all over again!)
There's more to come, for we intend to "celebrate" this 70th anniversary of Appeasement the year through!