Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, will talk about The limits of power: The end of American exceptionalism on Mon., Mar. 14, at 7pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the second Spring 2011 Contemporary Issues Lecture, and the “Distinguished Scholar Lecture,” sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences.
Dr. Bacevich is a retired United States Army officer who graduated from, and previously taught at, West Point. More information about him is available from Boston University’s Dept. of International Relations.
He has authored several books, including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy, The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, and Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War. Andersen Library does not have these books, but UWW students and staff may request them from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. Requested materials arrive in 2-4 weekdays.
Searching the Library’s article databases will find articles, editorials, and books reviews written by Dr. Bacevich, such as “Appetite for Destruction” (American Conservative, 9/8/2008, vol.7:no.17, pp.18-24), “Let Europe be Europe” (Foreign Policy, Mar/Apr.2010, no.178, p.1), and “Something from Nothing: ‘Americans misperceive the world and their role in determining its evolution.’ ” (Boston Review, Jan/Feb.2010, vol.35:no.1, p.17).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.