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WTAMU Cornette Library to Host Discussion on "Lessons Learned From Our Wars"

West Texas A&M University is soon planning to host a discussion in its Cornette Library.

On October 5th, the West Texas A&M University Cornette Library will host a discussion panel titled "Lessons Learned From Our Wars." The panel will be the first of two public events that will focus on topics related to war, especially World War I.

A second event is planned for November that will focus on health issues for United States soldiers during World War I.

According to WTAMU, panelists plan to pose a series of questions during the presentation. The questions that will be discussed include:

  • Should America try to “make the world safe for democracy?”

  • Are American claims to moral leadership abroad vitiated by racial injustice at home?

  • What happens when the loyalty of an American minority comes under suspicion during wartime?

  • How should a democratic society rally popular support for war, and how should it deal with dissent at home while it is fighting overseas?

  • How does combat forever change the trajectory of individual lives?

  • What does the nation owe to those who fight on its behalf?

Participating panelists in the discussion include: Dr. Stephen Severn, veteran and head of the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages; Don Clewett, veteran and instructor of mathematics; Dr. Lisa Davis, veteran and associate professor of nursing; and Truman Scholar Jonathan Espinoza, veteran and a senior broadcast journalism and advertising/public relations major from Friona.

Dr. Bruce Brasington will serve as moderator for the evening.

Admission to the discussion is free.

For more information, you are asked to contact Mary Jarvis at 806-651-2225.

 Photo by Chicago History Museum

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