<quoted text>I think her comments were horribly wrong because there was all kinds of open dialogue about Hitler and his plans for war, and for the Jews. It started in earnest in the late 1920s when the Nazi party became a major player in German politics, and continued right up until the war started in 1939.
It wasn't the absence of dialogue that allowed him to do what he did. The historical record doesn't support the notion that if only we'd dialogued (talked) more he could have been stopped. We talked, the British talked, the French talked, and we talked and we talked and we talked.
We talked - but some didn't listen, and nobody did squat.
OK so if what you say about us, UK and France is true, and I have no reason to believe it<quoted text>
Before he could start the war, well, this country was asleep and self-absorbed, and we fought waking up with all the sound and fury of American politics. It was an ugly process - uglier than politics is now, maybe Great Britain was trying to hang onto a crumbling empire on the cheap and though they could buy Hitler off at the expense of other, smaller nations. Frenchmen were too busy recovering from WWI, which was fought on their turf, and far too busy fighting battles between left and right to pay enough attention to Hitler.
isn't, then the idle chit chat type of dialogue with Germany should've been replaced by more extremely MEANINGFUL dialogue (IMO).
If the US was asleep at the switch, if the UK was preoccupied trying to restore their empire, and if France was recovering from WW1, and not paying much attention to Hitler, then it must be true that real & serious discussions with Germany concerning Hitler's increasingly agressive behavior were NOT being held. And if you look at what Lyndi was saying, doesn't
that pretty much sum it up? Not that dialogues were not being held, focused on Germany, but that more specific serious dialogues regarding Hitler & his ambitions to take over, not only his own country, but eventually the surrounding countries, were not being held. Or at least not enough to dissuade Adolf in the least.