|Documentary and Discussion-- "Why We Fight"|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior Citizen, Young Adult/Teenager
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
In 1961, as Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final address to the nation before leaving the office of President of the United States, he warned that America must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence…by the military-industrial complex. Join Jeff Seabarkrob, former Marine, a decorated Viet Nam war veteran with training as a facilitator for various management training programs for UTC and The Hartford Graduate Center, for a discussion after the film.
Location: Large Meeting Room
Nearly 45 years later, as the United States finds itself waging a war in Iraq for reasons that seem increasingly unclear with the passage of time, Eisenhower’s statement becomes all the more pertinent, and the question becomes more apt: has the machinery the United States established to wage war helped prevent conflict, or has it done more to inspire it?Contact: Rachel Peterson
Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki offers an in-depth look at how the United States has readied itself for battle, and why and how the nation goes to war in the film "Why We Fight." Named for Frank Capra’s famed series of Defense Department films (which explained the motives behind America’s entry into World War II), "Why We Fight" features interviews with foot soldiers, Army recruits, Pentagon personnel, decorated veterans, members of Congress, national security advisors, top military strategists, and many more as they talks about the core philosophies of American military strategy and how they have changed since the end of the Second World War. "Why We Fight" received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or go online to www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation.
Contact Number: 223-1309, ext. 221
Presenter: Jeff Seabarkrob
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