In this month’s People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald J. Granieri will be joined by Elizabeth D. Samet to discuss her new book, Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness. Granieri and Samet will consider postwar attitudes toward violence, liberty, and nation―attitudes that have shaped domestic and foreign policy and that respond in various ways to various assumptions about national identity and purpose established or affirmed by World War II.
People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.
The views Elizabeth Samet and Ronald Granieri express here do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
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Elizabeth D. Samet - Elizabeth D. Samet is the author of No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America; Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by The New York Times; and Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898.
Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is an FPRI Templeton Education Fellow, the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and Host of People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri, a monthly series of events for FPRI Members.