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Voices of the Munich Pact

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McLoughlin, Kate (2008) Voices of the Munich Pact. Critical In- quiry 34 (3), pp. 543-62. ISSN 0093-1896. Downloaded from: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/5475/ Usage Guidelines Please refer to usage guidelines at http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/policies.html or alternatively contact [email protected] McLoughlin, Kate (2008) Voices of the Munich Pact. Critical Inquiry 34 (3), pp. 543-562. ISSN 0093-1896. Downloaded from: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/2941/ Usage Guidelines Please refer to usage guidelines at http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/policies.html or alternatively contact [email protected] BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online Enabling open access to Birkbeck’s published research output Voices of the Munich Pact Journal Article http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/2941 Version: Post-print (Refereed) Citation: © 2008 University of Chicago Press Publisher version ______________________________________________________________ All articles available through Birkbeck ePrints are protected by intellectual property law, including copyright law. Any use made of the contents should comply with the relevant law. ______________________________________________________________ Deposit Guide Contact: [email protected] Birkbeck ePrints Birkbeck ePrints McLoughlin, K. (2008) Voices of the Munich Pact – Critical Inquiry 34(3), pp.543-562 1 `VOICES OF THE MUNICH PACT * Munich, like Vietnam, has become a metonym. If „Vietnam‟ is now shorthand for the misconceived cause, obdurately pursued to deadly effect, „Munich‟ has come to connote shameful betrayal, weakness and capitulation. 1 In popular consciousness, Munich has visually endured as a text: the small sheet (sign of a signified, the graphemes of not keeping one‟s word) waved by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at Heston airport on his return from the conference on 30 September 1938 (fig. 1). 2

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