Sacred Trinity and Washington Rules: America’s Foreign Policy for over 50 Years
In his presentation, Professor Andrew Bacevich will explain and critique “Washington Rules,” which dictate that protection of the American way of life requires a global military presence and a willingness to intervene anywhere, at any cost, and how these Rules have forced the United States into a state of perpetual war in an open-ended pursuit of national security.
Dr. Bacevich is a professor of International Relations and History at Boston University and the author of the recent Washington Rules: America’s Permanent Path To War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), The Long War: A New History of National Security Policy since World War II (2007), and The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War (2005). He has also published essays and reviews in a variety of scholarly journals and general interest publications including The Wilson Quarterly,The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation and The New Republic, with Op-Eds in the Washington Post, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Bacevich is a graduate of West Point who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and retired with the rank of Colonel. He earned his Ph.D. in American Diplomacy from Princeton University. In 2004, he was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and has held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Time: Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:15 p.m., Presentation and Q & A 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Price: Members $25, Non-Members $30, Lecture Only (no lunch) $10