Chamberlain’s failed policy of appeasement at Munich has become a byword for kowtowing to evil. It has also become the argument for every foreign intervention since WWII. However, the popular “lesson of Munich” narrative fails to capture the complexities of 1930s European geopolitics, as well as British and French foreign policy decisions. And the real lesson from Munich has more to do with how people reduce and repackage historical events into useful slogans for their own contemporary ends.
Recorded July 23, 2021 at the 2021 Summer Forum in Moscow, Idaho. The George Buchanan Forum was created to further develop consistent Christian thought through the integration of theology, Natural Law, and history.