Our Supreme Task
Philip White recalls former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, today know as the “Iron Curtain Speech,” that he delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946. President Harry Truman had endorsed the invitation to Churchill, who had recently lost re-election as British prime minister, and promised to introduce him if he accepted the invitation. The author recalls Mr. Churchill’s desire to speak out against the rise of Communism and and his later remark that his appearance in Missouri was “the most important speech of my career.” Philip White showed some slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. close
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R. Crosby Kemper III Executive Director Kansas City (MO) Public Library
Philip White Guest Lecturer MidAmerica Nazarene University
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