August 18, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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In the last six months, we have covered more than a half century of American history, from the pre-Civil War era to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. What an exciting journey! We’ll continue discussing American history in chronological order, and this take us logically into the First World War.
The United States entered World War I in order to save the world for democracy--at least that’s what President Woodrow Wilson said. He also said that it was “the war to end all wars”.
Well, we know now that the goal of “ending all wars” was not achieved. What went wrong? Was it ever possible to achieve this goal? Did President Wilson actually believe it when he said it? And was America’s involvement in this European war a wise policy decision?
Let’s have a respectful debate over these issues.
You know the rules by now: Stay on topic, and please…let only one person speak at a time. Remember that if somebody has ideas that differ from yours, it does not mean that he/she is a bad person. Last but not least: Since consuming calories helps the brain function, please bring some snack or beverage to share with your fellow intellectuals!
To cover the cost of running the meetup, a donation of $2 is respectfully requested.