March 18, 2022

217 | Ian Buruma: How the Ghosts of Churchill and Appeasement at Munich Haunt Ukraine

217 | Ian Buruma: How the Ghosts of Churchill and Appeasement at Munich Haunt Ukraine

For Day 12 of The Realignment's daily Ukraine coverage, Marshall spoke with Ian Buruma, historian and author of The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit.

They discuss how much our judgment of Zelensky, Biden, and Putin's performances are shaped by myths and lessons from Winston Churchill's leadership during World War II, along with mistakes made by the British and French when it came to confronting Hitler in 1938.

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For Day 12 of The Realignment's daily Ukraine coverage, Marshall spoke with Ian Buruma, historian and author of The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit. They discuss how much our judgment of Zelensky, Biden, and Putin's performances are shaped by myths and lessons from Winston Churchill's leadership during World War II, along with mistakes made by the British and French when it came to confronting Hitler in 1938. SUPPORT/SEND US A TIP: https://buy.stripe.com/bIYdRx0gc6qjaE... REALIGNMENT NEWSLETTER: https://therealignment.substack.com/ BOOKSHOP: https://bookshop.org/shop/therealignment