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Why World War Two Still Matters

Fall Lyceum series WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?, second in a six-part series. 

Looking at the world today, it's easy to see the unraveling of the many decades of the American-dominated post-war order. The redivision of the world that emerged from the ashes of World War II, new "spheres of influence", reverberate in the present.  In his 2014 book, American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean in World War II, Andy Buchanan examines the ways in which America’s military campaigns in the Mediterranean from 1942-1945 laid the basis for ongoing economic, political and military influence in the region. How US domination was assembled, deliberately and consciously, during this period and its consequences are the subject of tonight's lecture.

 Speaker: Andy Buchanan is a lecturer in History at the University of Vermont and author of American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean in World War II. He is the president of the organization that operates the Grange Hall and lives in Whallonsburg.

$5 / students free.

Earlier Event: October 1
Bike the Barns
Later Event: October 10
See, Hear, Speak: Guerrilla Portraiture