6 US government at Federal, state, city and local level (part 2)

Richard Maidment talks to a number of people related to the Federal, state, city and local level of government in America. The second part of the audio programme contains President Harry Truman’s speech of 12 March 1947 talking about foreign policy particularly in relation to post World War II. The studio programme was recorded in 1994 and was originally 9 minutes in length. President Truman’s speech is 18 minutes in length.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • Richard Maidment Professor of International Relations at The Open University

  • James Thurber Professor of government at the American University

  • Max Salter Mayor of Beverley Hills.

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The next two audios contain a speech given by President Truman on 12 March 1947 to a joint session of Congress. A transcript is available for this speech at the Avalon Project.

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