The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America

The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America

Bruce S. Thornton


Wages of Appeasement explores the explanations why a strong nation offers in to aggressors. It tells the tale of 3 historic examples of appeasement: the greek city-states of the fourth century b.c., which misplaced their freedom to Philip II of Macedon; England within the twenties and thirties, and the failure to forestall Germany's aggression that resulted in global warfare II; and America's present struggle opposed to Islamic jihad and the 30-year failure to counter Iran's assaults at the U.S. The inherent weaknesses of democracies and their undesirable behavior of pursuing non permanent pursuits on the fee of long term defense play a job in appeasement. yet extra very important are the undesirable principles humans indulge, from idealized perspectives of human nature to utopian notions like pacifism or disarmament. yet specially vital is the thought that diplomatic engagement and foreign associations just like the u.n. can get to the bottom of clash and deter an aggressor––the fable presently using the Obama overseas coverage within the center east. Wages of Appeasement combines narrative historical past and cultural research to teach how rules could have risky and lethal consequences.

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