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  Appeasement and War on Iran by Michael S. Rozeff
Appeasement and Munich are favored neocon themes to promote and justify more war.
Strange, because repeated applications of force, the opposite of appeasement and applied in the name of avoiding appeasement, have brought no tangible gains.
In other words, what seems like appeasement to the neocons now is a direct consequence of resorting to force in the first place and losing.
www.lewrockwell.com /rozeff/rozeff99.html   (2025 words)

  Appeasement - MSN Encarta
Appeasement, term used to describe the response of the British and French governments to the expansionist activities of Germany and Italy under Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in the 1930s in attempting to achieve a negotiated settlement.
Traditionally, appeasement was regarded as a naive policy that gave the democracies the appearance of weakness and encouraged the Fascist powers in their attempts to construct empires.
Appeasement was a reversion to and an extension of traditional British foreign policy and diplomacy, which during the 19th century had sought to avoid entangling itself in the problems of Europe.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781528311/Appeasement.html   (1472 words)

 Appeasement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Appeasement is a policy of accepting the imposed conditions of an aggressor in lieu of armed resistance.
By far the most well-known case of appeasement is one which ultimately failed — the appeasement of Adolf Hitler's Germany by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government in the late 1930s.
The Fascist Challenge And The Policy Of Appeasement edited by Wolfgang J. Mommsen and Lothar Kettenacker, London : G. Allen and Unwin, 1983 ISBN 0-04-940068-1.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appeasement   (872 words)

 Why War? Keywords: Appeasement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Bush administration's road map was derided as a "highway to appeasement," and the occupied territories were referred to as "disputed" or "administ...
Appeasement is the strategic maneuver, based on either pragmatism, fear of war, or moral conviction, that leads to the adopting a non-aggressive or non-retaliative stance towards aggressors.
Appeasement is probably a learned behaviour or strategy, often shaped by negative experience when aggression was used in the past.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/rhetoric/appeasement   (2389 words)

 CCC - Appeasement, U.S. + North Korea
To accuse someone of appeasement is to associate him or her with a historical episode whose meaning is thought to be beyond dispute, and one whose lessons are so plain that only a fool could fail to heed them.
Appeasement was itself a policy based on vivid and instructive historical experience, specifically the experience of Europe tumbling into war in the summer of 1914.
To a degree that is easily overlooked, appeasement was a policy defined less by cowardice than by unilateralism, tinged with a reluctance to be seen consorting with allies that were regarded, with reason, as morally suspect.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /rsepResources/si/apr03/strategy.asp   (3361 words)

 The Psychology of Appeasement by Russell A. Berman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Psychology of Appeasement by Russell A. Berman
Appeasement is the political strategy of pursuing compromise with an uncompromising opponent.
Appeasement is a way to avoid recognizing these costs, but only in the short term, until that time in the future when the costs of defeat become unmistakable.
www.hooverdigest.org /043/berman.html   (1563 words)

 Telegraph | Comment
Appeasement is certainly in the air and has taken possession of a large number of British opinion makers - perhaps a third of the Labour Party, all the Anglican bishops and even some generals and diplomats.
It is not simply that appeasement was then official policy, and that those who denounced it were out of power.
More important, the appeasement of the inter-war years was certainly understandable and even justifiable.
www.telegraph.co.uk /opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2003/01/28/do2801.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2003/01/28/ixopinion.html   (985 words)

 Munich Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia, and it ended up surrendering much of that state to Nazi Germany.
It is considered by many as a major example of appeasement.
Prime Minister Chamberlain felt betrayed by the Nazi seizure of Czechoslovakia, realising his policy of appeasement towards Hitler had failed, and immediately began to mobilize the British Empire's armed forces on a war footing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Munich_Agreement   (1336 words)

 An Appeasement History
The policy of appeasement, embraced in vain by Great Britain and France in the 1930s, was ultimately a bid to reach a peaceful understanding with Germany.
By 1939, it was abundantly clear that the policy of appeasement had rendered ineffective by any standard.
Though appeasement appeared to be the solution to all problems, it ensured a peace that would have been very costly to maintain.
www.omnibusol.com /wcessay6.html   (825 words)

 WWS 547 Case Study: “MUNICH” Reassessing the Diplomatic Value of Appeasement, by Macregor Duncan
British appeasement failed not because of Chamberlain’s diplomatic irresolution, but rather, because the British military was insufficiently strong to pressure Germany to conciliate.
According to this definition, “appeasement” is a more ambitious undertaking than the related concept of “détente,” which seeks to reduce hostility and tension without resolving the underlying differences or causes of conflict.
Interestingly, appeasement is perhaps best understood as a subcategory of engagement (i.e., both are nonconfrontational approaches to dealing with an adversary, hoping eventually to produce a relaxation of tensions.
www.wws.princeton.edu /cases/papers/appeasement.html   (6955 words)

 The appeasement gene
Here was an evil dictator, sitting on the world's second largest oil reserves, using that wealth to develop weapons of mass destruction that terrorists could use to kill as many millions of Americans as possible.
The Democrat party is both the party of appeasement and, by a ten percent margin, the party of women.
Appeasement driven rejection of moral reason is only one of many possible routes into unreason.
www.rawls.org /Appeasement.htm   (3401 words)

Appeasement is a sure-fire way to have larger, more dangerous problems in the long term.
Appeasement as a foreign relations doctrine has been around for quite a long time.
One way that appeasement works is through the use of concessions and negotiation to forestall or prevent conflict.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/middle_east_politics/97525   (535 words)

 Appeasement - Sean Hannity Discussion
And afterwards, please list the countries that use appeasement and site specific examples of their appeasement strategies and then discuss how long it will be before they are forgotten by history.
Appeasement is how I describe failed attempts at negotiation and diplomacy, like letting Sadham thumb his nose at the UN for 12 years while possessing and using WMD and kicking inspectors out of the country.
Appeasement leads to a large number of weapons being built and used and distributed to willing idiots.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=55846   (540 words)

 israelinsider: Views: Israel's appeasement habits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Appeasement is the symptom of powerlessness, of Rabbi Friedberg's shtetl yiddin, not of a politic reality.
Appeasement is about making concessions with implications of sacrifice of one's principles in order to soothe or satisfy others' appetite or prejudice.
This habit of appeasement by the leaders of Israel has inflicted massive harm on the people and the country in the past- on its security, its economy, its diplomacy - and it can do nothing but continue to exact a huge cost in the future.
web.israelinsider.com /bin/en.jsp?enPage=ViewsPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enDispWho=Article^l2938&enZone=Views&enVersion=0&   (966 words)

 The Washington Monthly
I think the "pro" and "anti" appeasement schools are each engaging in some self-delusion by focussing on those aspects of complex set of issues that most support their pro or anti war leanings.
Appeasement is considered bad because it presumably encourages the enemy to continue, even heighten its attack, ultimately to push you into the sea.
I note that appeasement of Nazis in the '30s is not analogous to the spanish vote, and you go off on some jag about Vietnam and oil (which does call into question your assumptions about what constitutes a logical argument when you tell me that hitchens constructs more logical arguments than i do).
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2004_03/003497.php   (14755 words)

 They had a name for it[: Appeasement] - article by Daniel Pipes
The leaders of Great Britain and France, faced with aggressive regimes in Germany, Italy, and Japan, and haunted by terrifying memories of World War I, "sought to reduce tension by a new type of appeasement that included overlooking blatant violations of the peace settlement." That too describes Israel to a tee.
According to the same encyclopedia, "As successive failures strengthened the determination of the appeasers to succeed through intensification of their efforts, a policy that was conceived with honorable objectives degenerated into one of intrigues and machinations, and, at length, humiliating surrender."
Fortunately, Israel is far from a humiliating surrender and at any time can improve its prospects by abandoning the doomed doctrine of appeasement and reverting to that old standby, deterrence.
www.danielpipes.org /article/342   (744 words)

 [Appeasement and] Why Europe Balks - article by Daniel Pipes
Then came 1914, when in a fit of delirium nearly all Europe abandoned appeasement and rushed into World War I with what Yale historian Peter Gay calls "a fervor bordering on a religious experience." A century had passed since the continent had experienced the miseries of war, and their memory had vanished.
The power of appeasement was temporarily hidden by World War II and the Cold War, but with the passage of time, "The effects of the Second World War are vanishing while the effects of the First endure."
Gelernter proposes that 1920s-style self-hatred is now "a dominant force in Europe." And appeasement fits this mood perfectly, having grown over the decades into a worldview "that teaches the blood-guilt of Western man, the moral bankruptcy of the West and the outrageousness of Western civilization's attempting to impose its values on anyone else."
www.danielpipes.org /article/1012   (615 words)

 Unclaimed Territory - by Glenn Greenwald: The Chamberlain/appeasement cliche
The President's supporters try to decorate their thirst for war by depicting it as some sort of compelled Churchillian defense in the face of unprecedented evil, but it is really nothing more noble than reckless warmongering of the most dangerous kind.
Although Donald Rumsfeld's invocation of the "Neville Chamberlain appeasement" insult is being treated as some sort of serious historical argument, it is, in fact, the most tired, overused and manipulative cliche used for decades by the most extreme warmongers in Washington to attack those who seek alternatives to war.
Screaming "appeasement" and endlessly comparing political opponents to Neville Chamberlian is not a serious, thoughtful argument, nor is it the basis for any sort of foreign policy.
glenngreenwald.blogspot.com /2006/08/chamberlainappeasement-cliche_31.html   (1001 words)

 Appeasement of Hitler | World War II Appeasement | Questia.com Online Library
Benito Mussolini conquered (1935–36) Ethiopia for Italy; and from 1936 to 1939 the Spanish civil war raged, with Germany and Italy helping the fascist forces of Francisco Franco to victory.
In Mar., 1938, Germany annexed Austria, and in Sept., 1938, the British and French policy of appeasement toward the Axis reached its height with the sacrifice of much of Czechoslovakia to Germany in the Munich Pact.
Britain between the Wars, 1918-1940 (1955) ("The Logic of Appeasement" begins on p.
www.questia.com /library/history/military-history/world-war-ii/appeasement-of-hitler.jsp   (1990 words)

 Essay: Was Chamberlain's policy of appeasement justified? - Coursework.Info
Firstly, appeasement was not just Chamberlain's policy, but a general policy executed by Britain throughout the 30s.
But it was Chamberlain who brought it to a climax and officially declared the end to appeasement on 6 April 1939.
This clearly shows that appeasement was not only the policy of Chamberlain, as he came to power as Prime Minister in May 1937.
www.coursework.info /University/History/Was_Chamberlains_policy_of_appeasement_justified_L69453.html   (249 words)

 Amazon: So You'd Like To... - View Guide "understand British appeasement in the 1930s"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The word "appeasement" is often bandied about in politics and the media as a metaphor for caving to aggression, the result of its association with the attempt in the 1930s by European leaders, particularly the British, to avert war by conceding to Hitler's demands.
Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement and the British Road to War (New Frontiers in History) by Frank McDonough offers a broader focus, encompassing the political scene, the military situation, and the press, and serves as a nice compliment to Parker's study.
Finally, no study of appeasement would be complete without looking at why it failed: Ian Kershaw's two-volume biography, Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris and Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis, is the indispensable work on its subject.
www.amazon.com /gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/20OBG9XCNPVXY?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0   (1001 words)

 Informed Comment
It is certainly the case that Hitler was a genocidal maniac and not the sort of man with whom one could usefully negotiate.
Anything else would have been "appeasement." But Senator Dick Lugar went to the Philippines, looked around, and wisely decided that the only feasible course of action for the US was to acquiesce in people power.
Rightwingers who want to play Churchill and denounce "appeasement" should please go off to Iraq and put their own lives on the line instead of playing politics with the lives of our brave troops from the safety of Washington DC.
www.juancole.com /2005/07/crock-of-appeasement-warmongers.html   (798 words)

 Michael J. Totten: Yes, It Was Appeasement
The inevitable failure of appeasement will be perhaps more valuable to the long term prosecution of this war than their aid which was mostly symbolic anyway.
This whole concept of appeasement seems to be based on the fear that AQ will start a campaign of bombings before elections in order to drive the results in the way they desire.
Appeasement is fine for the Tottens of this world, as long as it's their own ideas and policies that get appeased.
www.michaeltotten.com /archives/000314.html   (18248 words)

 Chamberlain, Neville. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1931 he again became chancellor of the exchequer and held that office until he succeeded Stanley Baldwin as prime minister in 1937.
During the 1930s, Chamberlain’s professed commitment to avoiding war with Hitler resulted in his controversial policy of “appeasement,” which culminated in the Munich Pact (1938).
Although contemporaries and scholars during and after the war criticized Chamberlain for believing that Hitler could be appeased, recent research argues that Chamberlain was not so naive and that appeasement was a shrewd policy developed to buy time for an ill-prepared Britain to rearm.
www.bartleby.com /65/ch/ChamberlN.html   (337 words)

 French Appeasement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Appeasement has become a national tradition with France and is beginning to spread its destabilizing and destructive tentacles to other parts of Europe.
In recent times appeasement silenced Europe when genocide was common in Kosovo.
While appeasement fails and riots ensue, the response is to try to buy, or legislate harmony.
www.military.com /opinion/0,15202,81211,00.html?ESRC=eb.nl   (919 words)

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