What happened on October 7? Why did it happen? What is going on now in Gaza? And what is the meaning of the events we are now living through? For the Palestinians? For Israel? For our country? And for our divided world?
And how does a responsible American respond to these momentous events?
Andrew Bacevich is one of the most perceptive commentators on U.S. foreign and military policy in the country. He is a prolific writer and regular presence in the media. Dr. Bacevich co-founded the Quincy Institute in 2019 and is the Chairman of the institution’s board of directors. A graduate of West Point and Princeton, he is a retired Colonel in the U.S. army and Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. Dr. Bacevich is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, among them: The New American Militarism (2005), The Limits of Power (2008), Washington Rules (2010), America’s War for the Greater Middle East (2016), The Age of Illusions (2020), After the Apocalypse (2021), and Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out against America’s Forever Wars (2022).
His most recent book is titled: On Shedding an Obsolete Past: Bidding Farewell to the American Century (2022).
This event is sponsored by the Middle East Working Group of Mass. Peace Action and Historians for Peace and Democracy.
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