America Today: Fighting to Maintain the Peace

August 8, 2013
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Hank Fincken

The USA professes to despise war, but we tend to be always in one.  This workshop will discuss the values that tend to make war acceptable both in the past and the present.  The Spanish Conquistadores, the Inca and his armies, and the USA military have all found war a necessary part of life.  But is it really?  If history does indeed teach, the workshop participants may leave thinking our valiant, violent charge for peace is an echo of past times.