Michael Kazin lecture, “Should the U.S. Have Fought in World War One”
From Center for Ethics on March 29th, 2017
Kazin will examine the debate over whether the U.S. should prepare for and then declare war on Imperial Germany, which was one of the most contentious and significant in American history. In the early spring of 1917, President Woodrow Wilson reluctantly sided with the pro-war party, and large majorities in Congress endorsed his stand. A century later, it is difficult to defend what they did.
Kazin is professor of history at Georgetown University and has been co-editor of “Dissent” since 2009. He is the award-winning author of “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918,” “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation” and more. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of “The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History,” co-editor of the anthology “Americanism,” and editor of “In Search of Progressive America.”