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The Decade of Appeasement

Seventy-five years after Hitler and the Nazis came to power.

11:00 PM, Feb 6, 2008 • By JOSEPH LOCONTE
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People of intelligence and good will can disagree over what should be done with this knowledge. Yet all would benefit by reflecting on what an earlier generation of leaders did--and failed to do--when their knowledge finally collided with their illusions.

Joseph Loconte is a senior fellow at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy and a frequent contributor to THE DAILY STANDARD. He is the editor of The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler's Gathering Storm.