Reading Winston Churchill’s Sinews of Peace | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
BRI staff members Mary Patterson and Tony Williams discuss Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Sinews of Peace”
address, in which he issued a biting repudiation of the spreading Communism throughout Eastern Europe
in the wake of World War II. With President Harry S. Truman in attendance, the former British prime minister
delivered this "Iron Curtain" speech to an American audience in Fulton, MO, stressing the important role the
United States occupied as the leader of the free world in the global fight against tyranny. Join Tony and Mary
as they explore the significance of Churchill’s speech in presaging the Cold War!