The waning power of the Munich analogy


The 80th anniversary of the Munich Agreement (“appeasement”) came and went with almost no notice in America, and not much more in Europe. But in Israel, many people can’t forget it. I participated in a conference on the subject last month at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), which has placed my remarks (14 minutes) on Youtube. I didn’t talk about the agreement, but instead spoke about the checkered history of the Munich analogy, right up to the present. Watch and see why I think the Munich analogy in international affairs is well on the wane.

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