The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Scowcroft v Thatcher

Fri, March 4, 2011 | HRC 3.206

2:45 PM

Bat Sparrow presents:

'Brent Scowcroft, Mrs. Thatcher, and National Security'

In one of the most important achievements of the first Bush administration-the peaceful reunification of Germany-National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft was utterly opposed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  Yet the disagreement masked a remarkable closeness between Scowcroft and the British.  Throughout his career Scowcroft repeatedly acted in concert with them and maintained an effective special relationship.

Bat Sparrow is Professor of Government.  He is the author of From the Outside In: World War II and the American State (1996), Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution (1999), and The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire (2006).  He is currently writing a biography of Scowcroft.

Faculty Seminar on British Studies

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Friday March 4, 2011
2:45 for 3:00 p.m.

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