Fwd: Bacevich: Why Trump is Not the Problem

Mon, Oct 23, 2017


Andrew Bacevich to speak in Portland on Saturday:

From: Peace Action Maine <>

Peace Action Maine

invites you

to a talk titled


Why Trump is Not the Problem


Andrew Bacevich 

Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at
Boston University 
 7pm Saturday October 28, 2017
Woodfords Club, 
Portland, ME

Nationally recognized analyst of U.S. foreign policy, Andrew J. Bacevich will be the keynote speaker at the Peace Action Maine annual peace gathering on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in the Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, Maine, at 7 pm.  In “Why Trump is Not the Problem,” Bacevich considers what institutions and practices have led the United States into a state of permanent war, continuing now for seventeen years in seven different conflicts.   
Bacevich has been described by The Boston Globe as “a persistent, vocal critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, calling the conflict a catastropic failure.” He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Emeritus Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University.  According to Bill Moyers, “there is no saner, seasoned or sensible voice on American foreign policy today than Andrew Bacevich.” He has appeared onFrontline, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, the Rachel Maddow Show, Bill Moyers Journal and Democracy Now.  His articles have been published in Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Common Dreams, and TomDispatch.
Bacevich is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins. He specializes in American Diplomatic and Military History, U.S. foreign policy and security studies, and has authored several books, including, Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010); Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013), and America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (2016).
The talk for the Peace Action Maine annual peace gathering on Saturday, October 28 is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  Doors will be open for the Annual Meeting at 4:30 pm, with a potluck at 5:45 pm.  The talk at 7 pm will be followed by a Q and A.

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 28, Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St, Portland, Maine

4:30 pm: The evening will begin with our Annual Membership Meeting (open to the public), at which a new Board of Directors will be elected, and discussion held about future activities of PAM.
5:45 pmYou are also invited to participate in aPotluck Supper with old and new friends. To make a contribution to the potluck, or tabling for your organization, contact Benny VanDerburgh,
. Even if you have nothing to contribute to the potluck, please join us as our guest.
7 pm: Talk by Andrew Bacevich will begin, followed by Q&A between audience and speaker. Before introducing our speaker, our annual Peace Worker Award will be given. Please come as early as 4:30pm if you like.
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