Speaking Truth to Power

From an acclaimed conservative historian and former military officer comes a bracing call for a pragmatic confrontation with the nation’s problems. Andrew J Bacevich will be in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00pm, to discuss his book The Limits of Power.

Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America’s urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.

“Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who’s in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him.”—Bill Moyers

This event will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Details are the M&Q events page.–David E