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Iron Curtain Speech
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
A close Anglo-American partnership was a guiding principle in Churchill’s thinking about international relations. The creation of such a partnership was a central aspect of his long political career. While still a young backbench Member of Parliament, he said, “it ought to be the main end of English statecraft over a long period of years to cultivate good relations with the United States.” In 1918 he declared it his hope that the two countries would “act permanently together.”
Tags: Alan P. Dobson, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Iron Curtain Speech, Lord Halifax, Steve Marsh, Suez Crisis, Warren F. Kimball, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Volume 22 of the Churchill Documents contains Churchill's documentary record from the 1945 election and his return to the premiership in October 1951. It is a curiously under-examined part of Churchill’s career. Yet it encompassed the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan and her subsequent surrender, his Iron Curtain speech in Missouri, the partition of India and the creation of Israel, the Berlin airlift, and the founding of NATO and the European movement. Upon all of these, Churchill took important stances.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Arthur Harris, Chaim Weizmann, Clement Attlee, Douglas MacArthur, Dresden bombing, Emery Reves, Harry Legg-Bourke, Iron Curtain Speech, Maurice Gamelin, Maxime Weygand, Winston S. Churchill,
By HARRY V. JAFFA
The policy of containment of Communism—now on the eve of victory—had its origin in Churchill’s speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, in 1946. Known in history as the "Iron Curtain speech," it was entitled by Churchill “The Sinews of Peace.” Churchill was then condemned for it as a war-monger.We can see now, after may long, weary years, that his own speech title is triumphantly vindicated.
Tags: Balfour Declaration, European Economic Community, Harry V. Jaffa, Iron Curtain Speech, Margaret Thatcher, Marshall Plan, NATO, Truman Doctrine, Warsaw Pact, Winston S. Churchill,