For this reflective discussion: Reflect upon two concepts that you learned in this course.
• What are the concepts? What insight or ideas did you gain from learning each of these concepts? Were there aspects of the concepts that you would challenge?
• What is the importance of these concepts to public health? How will you use this new wisdom in your current or future career?
• Optional: Offer feedback on how the course and/or facilitation of the course can be improved.
Reflection is a mental process that challenges you to use critical thinking to examine the course information, analyze it carefully, make connections with previous knowledge and experience, and draw conclusions based on the resulting ideas. A well-cultivated critical thinker raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards; thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems. (Paul & Elder, 2008)
Another revisionist who strengths and agrees with Charmley would be AJP Taylor, Taylor argued that Chamberlain had to adopt appeasement as Britain could not rely on their ally the US to come and support them. This was clearly shown from his book the Origins Of The Second World War, where he commented that “the Americans have been too busy with the New deal to have time for Europe” which impacted Britain as they relied heavily on loans from the US in order for the British economy to function. Taylor’s claims have been brought up based on the evidence of US foreign policy, where they noted that they were more interested in domestic than international affairs, which was only backed by Roosevelts New Deal. Furthermore the fact that the US was focusing on “isolationism” and could only provide “moral disapproval and this was turned less against dictators than the powers” meant that America was hardly concerned with Hitler’s motivations and objectives as they were focusing on their own domestic problems. In addition, Taylor stresses that America would have only got involved in European affairs if the Soviets did, the problem of Hitler would have been “solved if the two world powers Soviet Russia and United States were drawn in European affairs”. This clearly shows that Chamberlain was forced to adopt appeasement as America was unreliable and uninspired to commit to European problems. Therefore it’s clear to see that the typical Revisionist view would be that Chamberlain had no choice but to champion appeasement. Overall taking the evidence and accounts of both historians the revisionist view is valid in some respects. This would be mainly because Chamberlain was limited in pursuing alliances since Russia suffered a huge blow towards their army, which impacted them being a suitable ally for Britain as their leadership ranks were in complete chaos, therefore, leaving their army in complete ruin and unable to fight a power such as Germany. Secondly the fact that Britain’s closest ally the US were uninspired to be involved in European affairs due to following their policy of Isolationism and new deal meant that Britain was left vulnerable as they did not have the protection of a superpower such as America. In addition, the fact that America placed a greater emphasis towards powers rather than dictators only showed that Britain could not rely on the US to support them unless Russia got involved which meant that until that happened Britain was exposed. These are intriguing points, however, Churchill an Orthodox historian argues that Chamberlain ignored to negotiate with France despite their mistrust and having limited options, only showed that Chamberlain was not trying hard enough and chose to have selected alliances. This greatly undermines him and the Revisionist view as he did not explore all of the solutions or alternatives which were presented in front of him. However overall I believe that Chamberlain was right to>GET ANSWER