Edvard Beneš on Appeasement

Posted by John Rosenthal

In his memoir of the Sudetenland crisis and the Munich Agreement, Czech President Edvard Beneš writes the following on the subject of the German annexation of Austria or Anschluß.  …Among persons without moral strength, this act provoked a feeling of relief: Hitler would have lots of trouble with Austria and so Europe could live in calm [...]

Marjane Satrapi on America and the “Islamic Revolution”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Since the premiere of her animated film “Persepolis” at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the Paris-based Iranian comic book artist Marjane Satrapi had become a sort of icon of hip “opposition” to the Mullah regime in Tehran. But if one is to judge by the interview with Ms. Satrapi that appeared in the Frankfurter [...]