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Title Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech fifty years later / edited by James W. Muller ; with assistance from the Churchill Center
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 180 pages) : illustrations
Contents Mr. Churchill goes to Fulton / John Ramsden -- The beginning of the Cold War / Paul A. Rahe -- Moral principle and realistic judgment / Daniel J. Mahoney -- A philosophy of international politics / Spencer Warren -- True politics and strategy / Larry P. Arnn -- Rhetorical statesmanship / Patrick J.C. Powers -- Epilogue: new threats for old / Margaret Thatcher -- Contributors and credits -- Index
Summary "Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946, marked the first public recognition of the cold war that was to follow World War II. Churchill delivered his most famous speech, "The Sinews of Peace," which became best known by the phrase he used to describe the cold-war division of Europe, the "iron curtain.""--Jacket
"The "Iron Curtain" speech defined postwar relations with the Soviet Union for citizens of Western democracies. Although it initially provoked intense controversy in the United States and Britain, criticism soon gave way to wide public agreement to oppose Soviet imperialism."--Jacket
"Opening with the full text of the address Churchill delivered in Fulton and concluding with Margaret Thatcher's fiftieth-anniversary address surveying the challenges facing Western democracies in this post-cold war climate, the book brings together essays that reflect on the past fifty years, recognizing Churchill's speech as a carefully conceived herald of the cold war for the Western democracies
These powerful essays offer a fresh appreciation of the speech's political, historical, diplomatic, and rhetorical significance."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. Sinews of peace.
SUBJECT Sinews of peace (Churchill, Winston) fast
Subject World politics -- 1945-1989.
HISTORY -- Modern.
World politics
Koude Oorlog.
Form Electronic book
Author Muller, James W., 1953-
Churchill Center, Washington, D.C.
ISBN 0826261221