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Benjamin Carter Hett

Benjamin Carter Hett is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He has been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Library in London. His most recent book is “The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War”, 2020.

On Dicta­tors, Ukrai­nians, and Garrison States: Some Histo­rical Reflec­tions on the Lessons of the 1930s

What lessons can be learned from the interwar period? In light of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, it helps to look at attitudes and actions of three prominent politicians that responded to fascism: Chamberlain, Churchill, and Roosevelt.