The History of Liberation NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with military historian Antony Beevor about what happens when tyrannical regimes are deposed. In the case of Iraq, Beevor suggests that even if the population is glad to see the old regime go, the humiliation of being defeated might prevent them from embracing American occupation. Beevor's newest book is The Fall of Berlin 1945.
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NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with military historian Antony Beevor about what happens when tyrannical regimes are deposed. In the case of Iraq, Beevor suggests that even if the population is glad to see the old regime go, the humiliation of being defeated might prevent them from embracing American occupation. Beevor's newest book is The Fall of Berlin 1945.