Does Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' speech still apply?
Historian Philip White weighs in
- Duration 4:07
- Date Mar 6, 2012
Historian Philip White weighs in
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And history lesson now 66 years ago Winston Churchill delivered his pivotal.
Iron curtain speech warning America and president Truman.
About the threat of the Soviet union's iron curtain.
I'm -- -- -- ended -- across the content slowly fade and it -- and the population around them life.
And while I'm not goal of the Soviet yeah.
He grabbed the ball more and have a -- -- -- it is so get into.
But to a very high and then come -- he's leaving mega popular.
From from -- Why the history lesson because fast forward to today.
When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again warning President Obama about -- -- obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Historian and the author of our supreme task how Winston Churchill's iron curtain speech to find the Cold War alliance.
Phillip white is my -- good morning to -- after going so you see -- that it's analogous situation with Stalin and Churchill and warning America.
About communism is analogous to what's going on today with Iraq top.
And yes they do I mean both countries have for -- and nuclear weapons.
-- -- -- ready censoring the media American countries and it ended in Iran's case trying to lol Dan Twitter FaceBook and the Internet.
I'm -- -- they've put a digital lying custom in place.
Much is Russia did back and then.
And one of the interesting notes that we should make is that back then Truman.
A liberal Churchill a conservative but they came together on -- -- coach correct.
Yes that's correct and I think just now is Ben.
It's radio and -- -- moment of opportunity.
Furnish you -- it affects all of us hands touch so cold.
In his speech the situation at the time anxious and baffling times and I think there's a scary well today and to meet its challenges.
That Obama and the Republicans have a chance to come together for something that's more important.
The boxes and politics and across political lines.
To ready face a global danger.
Because both Netanyahu and Obama probably don't want to be the leaders that under their leadership.
Iran gets a nuclear bomb indeed -- let's listen to Netanyahu he spoke before the Jewish -- pack last night.
Some people who refused to acknowledge.
Did he wants goal was to develop nuclear weapons if it looks like a dark.
If it walks like a gold.
There could quacks like a dog.
-- what isn't.
What is it.
It's a duck but this looked a little -- don't.
And it's time the wolves started calling -- duck.
-- Which got a lot of cheers there.
I want to bring you up to -- get your opinion on the breaking news this morning that now Iran apparently gonna allow a United Nations.
21 of those uranium enrichment plants is that because of the strong words of Netanyahu yesterday.
Yes -- believe it is obviously Netanyahu meeting with the world's most powerful individual and President Obama.
Much in -- international pressure that just -- forced Iran to make this me but I visit.
The genuine news and according to that breaking news this is a one time inspection team.
And -- that Iran -- -- my and it's a sign of things to come.
-- because right now you have Israel chomping at the bit apparently to try and take out.
These nuclear plants in the -- Obama saying diplomacy should work where you fall.
Much like in my book with Winston Churchill he advocated active diplomacy.
At the highest level until.
-- -- no other options left out of them for so I think that.
Again both sides coming together.
We have active -- level summit diplomacy.
But backed by strength much as with touch -- and also obviously with people like JFK during the Cuban missile crisis.
Very interesting bring it all together from 66 years ago feel quite so much -- you.