Lessons in Statecraft: “The Sinews of Peace” a special Webcast from America’s National Churchill Museum
Join Us Online, 5 March 2022, 11:00 AM CST
America’s National Churchill Museum presents a special webcast on the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” address at Westminster College on March 5, 1946. Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator Timothy Riley and special guests will examine and explore Churchill’s positions on the United Nations, post-war military preparedness, the “special relationship,” and the legacy of the “iron curtain” in today’s geopolitical climate.
Heralded as one of Churchill’s most significant post-war speeches, “The Sinews of Peace” is remembered today for the phrase “an iron curtain has descended across the continent,” which served as a warning about the “expansive and proselytizing tendencies” of Soviet Russia. This webcast will explore the fundamental question: “Did the ‘Iron Curtain’ speech provide a blueprint for how the United States and its allies would ultimately wage, and arguably win, the Cold War?”
This program is made possible, in part, by the Edwin Malloy, Jr. Endowment for America’s National Churchill Museum.
The Webcast is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
A special VIP Virtual Q&A with webcast host and special guests will take place immediately following the webcast. Details can be found on the registration site.
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