WHY ENGLAND SLEPT by John F. Kennedy


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How much of the great mistake can be attributed to England -- how much to her leaders -- and how much to those principles we share in common, a democratic form of government based on a capitalist economy. This traces England's disarmament and rearmament as a sense of false security after victory, as confidence in the League, as spending money in other directions lulled them to sleep. Fuzzy judgment under Baldwin -- discounting Germany's growing powers; Chamberlain and the start to rearm blocked by technical and industrial problems; Munich the only choice at the time. The conclusion that rigid measures alone can block totalitarianism -- plus the belief that war is unavoidable. That America has still to learn. Well grounded in fact. But will America listen?

ISBN: 0313228744
Publisher: Wilfred Funk