“War! What is it Good For?”
- March 15, 2018
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- SOEB 120, School of Education, UNCG
Seminar presented by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Price Fishback
Please join us for the presentation of “War! What is it Good For?” presented by Phi Betta Kappa Visiting Scholar Price Fishback. This event is open to the public and a reception will follow in the SOEB rear lobby (facing the Bryan School Courtyard).
Is war good for the economy? Many people seem to think so, and they often cite the American experience during World War II as an example: “World War II brought us out of the Great Depression.” “Americans never had it so good, producing more guns and more butter.” We fought the War to prevent the Axis from establishing fascism throughout large parts of the world. But make no mistake. To fight the War, Americans had to sacrifice. The presentation talks about both the amazing output of the war effort and how much Americans sacrificed in the process. It is also important to remember, however, that Americans were the lucky ones because so little fighting took place on American soil. The sacrifices in the rest of the world were much larger.