Is America a Chickenhawk Nation?
Monday, January 26th | 7:00 pm | University of Redlands Chapel
James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic
In a controversial and widely-read article in The Atlantic this month, the University of Redlands's own "Distinguished Fellow" James Fallows argues that America has become a "chickenhawk nation," in which the public is happy to sends its troops off for perpetual -- and losing -- wars, as long as it doesn't have to pay serious attention to them. The article points out that America has twice as many family farmers as it does people in the military, and that there were only two sentences of discussion about the trillion-dollar national security budget in the most recent presidential debates.
Is this description of the world's strongest military fair? What does it mean for the next generation of Americans -- including those who might be subject to a draft? Come discuss this article and related issues, Monday, January 26 at 7:00pm in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.
The event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.
Visit the University of Redlands webpage for more information, including supporting articles.
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