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October 25, 2012

George Nash presents Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath at the National Archives

Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and It
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, edited with an introduction by George H. Nash.

The Hoover Institution Press and historian George H. Nash have edited Hoover’s manuscript Freedom Betrayed, the culmination of an extraordinary literary project that Herbert Hoover launched during World War II. In his presentation Nash notes that the book offers a revisionist reexamination of the war and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. The book initially focused on Hoover’s battle against President Roosevelt's foreign policies before Pearl Harbor. As time went on, however, Hoover widened his scope to include Roosevelt's foreign policies during the war, as well as the war's consequences, arguing that FDR’s prewar and wartime diplomacy had made the world safe for Stalinist Russia and triggered the cold war. Click here to view Nash’s presentation.

Click the following links to read the Stanford Magazine articles.
What Happened to Intellectual Honesty?
Don't Believe Everything They Tell You

Click the following links to read more reviews of Nash’s book.
Blunders of Statesmen on National Review Online
Hoover press release

Click here to listen to an interview with George Nash.

Click here to purchase the book from Hoover Press.