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Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech

…Or more accurately, the “Sinews of Peace” speech.  In 1946 Winston Churchill, along with President Truman, traveled to Westminster College in Fulton, MO to deliver a speech.  This speech came on the heels of George Kennan’s “Long Telegram” and basically served as a commitment from Great Britain to the idea …

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George Kennan and the Long Telegram

George Kennan was a real cold warrior – at least at the very beginnings of the Cold War.  His Long Telegram and “X Article”/”Sources of Soviet Conduct” were key documents of the period that greatly influenced thinking.   In this episode I talk a little bit about Kennan’s career and …

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