About the Program
Philip White recalls 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. Churchill, who had recently lost re-election as British Prime Minister, was invited to speak by President Harry Truman, who promised to introduce the former Prime Minister if he accepted the invitation. The author recalls Mr. Churchill's desire to speak out against the rise of Communism and later remarked that his appearance in Missouri was "the most important speech of my career." Philip White speaks at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.