The question of how far to cede liberties in the face of terrorism is “exactly the same dilemma that the First World War generation had,” said one of the writers at an annual Norwich University event.
Distinguished veteran diplomat George Jaeger will consider the similarities between the run-up to the first World War and current geopolitics in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on October 1 at 7:00 pm.
Gross miscalculation and the fear of being seen as weak pushed Europe into World War I. One hundred years later, are conditions similar?
The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center will host Michael D. Krause, Ph.D., ’64 for a lunch-and-learn event, “The Decisions for War in 1914,” Wednesday, April 30, at noon.
“Seven Pillars” is only a start. It falls short in lending insight into the region’s current fundamentalist trend, but does touch on its origins.