LECTURES: GERHARD WEINBERG
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Visions of Victory: New Boundaries for the World
Visions of Victory explores the views of eight war leaders of the major powers of World War II — Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle and Roosevelt — and compares their visions of the future assuming their side had emerged victorious. While the leaders primarily focused their attention on the strategy for fighting and winning the war, these very decisions were often shaped by their aspirations and hopes for the future. Dr. Weinberg assesses how subsequent events were impacted by these decisions and discusses how these visions for the future changed and evolved throughout the war.