Tuesday, 27 May 2008

“What did Chamberlain do?”

In an earlier post I praised Lynne Olson's book, Troublesome Young Men, about the politics of appeasement in 1930s' Britain. Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker has a post today with an incredible video of someone who obviously hasn't read the book, or any other history on the subject, a talk show host named Kevin James who comes a cropper while being interviewed by Chris Matthews. It's an absolutely jaw-dropping exhibition of belligerent ignorance.

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