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Appeasement and Rearmament: Britain, 1936-1939
Standing against conventional wisdom, historian James Levy reevaluates Britain's twin policies of appeasement and rearmament in the late 1930s. By carefully examining the political and economic environment of the times, Levy argues that Neville Chamberlain crafted an active, logical and morally defensible foreign policy designed to avoid and deter a potentially devastating ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published March 10th 2006 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Appeasement is a word that is thrown around too much by world leaders, often to support an aggressive foreign policy. This is hardly the first book on appeasement, but it addresses the critical period of Britain's appeasement of Hitler and Mussolini, highlighting the many differences between the situation Chamberlain faced in the late 1930s, and the situation Western leaders face from terrorism and other enemies today. For Chamberlain, of course, appeasement had enormous consequences, for it ...more