According to George Nash, the book started as Hoover's memoir but evolved into a comprehensive critique of US foreign policy during WWII and its Cold War aftermath. To Hoover, FDR's prewar and wartime diplomacy made the world safe for Stalinist Russia, triggering a dangerous third world war–the Cold War–against a "Communist giant which our own leaders helped build."
During his McConnell Center lecture, Nash will tell the story and assess the significance of Hoover's book–a volume recently deemed a "must-read for anyone interested in the most consequential upheaval of the twentieth century."
Free and open to the public. (Directions)