Philip White - Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance

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Author Philip White examines Churchill’s 1946 address at Fulton, Missouri, and explains how it alerted a war-weary West to Communism’s growing control of Eastern Europe.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

Winston Churchill’s 1946 speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, warned that Communism was on the march. Historian Philip White relates how the address – encouraged and attended by Harry S. Truman – was met with skepticism but came to be seen as a Cold War prophecy.

White is a writer and lecturer at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

Co-sponsored by Westminster College, the National Churchill Museum, and MidAmerica Nazarene University.

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