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Andrew Preston

offered up as a whole burnt-offering on the altar of peace. She is the sacrifice [while] Hitler marches with the consent of the architects of the system he has destroyed.’ 37 In private, Roosevelt compared Chamberlain to Judas Iscariot and branded Hitler a ‘wild man’ who believed himself to be ‘a reincarnation of Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ’. 38 The United States could take no comfort in the fact that the fate of Europe was in the hands of such unreliable people. Others decried Munich, but not on grounds of morality. Despite having a repressive racial order that

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
"On the political passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History"
Charles S. Maier

Don Carlo , the conspirators in Julius Caesar or Un Ballo in Maschera – all excited by political and personal passion to carry out a spectacular assassination. Their passions include jealousy and ambition in the first instance, the lust for power or for glory and preeminence, or alternatively the hatred of inequality; sometimes the thirst for liberty and hatred of authority, the commitment to national fatherland, and occasionally the belief in some vague total transformation of the present order. Characteristic of the political passions is

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered