DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Sir David Cannadine (Princeton University)
"Winston Churchill, Anglo-America, and the 'Special Relationship' Revisited"
Winston Churchill coined the phrase 'special relationship' to describe the close ties between Britain and America that he had helped forge with Franklin Roosevelt during the Second World War. But even that high point in UK-US friendship was also characterized by significant tensions and escalating disagreements; and for much of his life, before 1940 and after 1945, Churchill's own attitude towards the United States was far more complex and far more ambivalent. This lecture explores the many paradoxes of the 'special relationship', not only in Churchill's day, but also in our own time.
Rutgers British Studies Center
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