Roosevelt, Morgenthau and the problem of postwar Germany.

June 10, 2014 With Michael Beschloss

In a conversation from 2005 we talk with “presidential historian” Michael Beschloss about the struggle, in Roosevelt’s last year, over what future should be planned for, or imposed on, Germany. Some historical sound clips heighten the narrative and the discussion raises the counter-factual question: What would have happened if the “Morgenthau Plan” to reduce Germany to an “agricultural nation” had been implemented?


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