“Now that the Milk is Spilt”: Appeasement and the Archive on Intelligence

  title={“Now that the Milk is Spilt”: Appeasement and the Archive on Intelligence},
  author={John Robert Ferris},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={527 - 565}
  • J. Ferris
  • Published 10 September 2008
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
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