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After the Apocalypse with Andrew Bacevich

Wed September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

After the Apocalypse with Andrew Bacevich

Wednesday September 29th @ 7:00 pm

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Professor Andrew Bacevich, author, historian, veteran, and academic is joining us to discuss his latest book, After the Apocalypse, which sets out new principles to guide the United States, the once-but-no-longer sole superpower as it navigates a transformed world.

The purpose of U.S. foreign policy has, at least theoretically, been to keep Americans safe. Yet as we confront a radically changed world, it has become indisputably clear that the terms of that policy have failed. Washington’s insistence that a market economy is compatible with the common good, its faith in the idea of the “West” and its “special relationships,” its conviction that global military primacy is the key to a stable and sustainable world order—these have brought endless wars and a succession of moral and material disasters.

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Andrew Bacevich
Andrew Bacevich

Andrew J. Bacevich is the President of the Quincy Institute. He grew up in Indiana, graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, among them: The New America Militarism (2005), The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), America’s War for the Greater Middle East (2016), and The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory (January 2020). He is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University and has held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy in Berlin.

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Wed September 29
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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