Join us for our November 14 Studium Generale, where Peninsula College history professor Michael Cassella- Blackburn will discuss his recent book, created during his 2018-2019 sabbatical.
Radical Anti-Communism in American Politics after World War II, 1945-1950: William C. Bullitt and the Campaign to Save China was published this year and will be the focus of the 12:35 pm event.
The book centers on how and why William C. Bullitt and the China Lobby used fear to radicalize anti-communism. They did this through publications, testimonies before Congress, speeches, etc. Their intent was to influence the public to push the Truman administration to change its foreign policy concerning Nationalist China. They believed, some more sincerely than others, that the Soviet Union was attempting to take over the world. Thus, they intended to save China and stop the giant conspiracy of Stalin’s Soviet Union. The Korean War seemed to prove their point.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey, firstname.lastname@example.org .