Second Annual Ellsberg Lecture

The Madness of Militarism

Nothing Can Be Changed Until It is Faced

At a time of severe crises that span from local communities to national governance, faraway wars, a global climate emergency, and heightened dangers of nuclear war, clarity is daunting and essential. What Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism” has worsened in recent decades, with countless cascading effects. In this lecture, Norman Solomon will offer an overview of present-day U.S. militarism, its consequences, and possibilities for overcoming its pervasive effects.

November 15th, 2023

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Integrative Learning Center

Room N151

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon is the national director of and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He is the author of a dozen books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (Wiley, 2005) and War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine (The New Press, 2023). He has been an activist since the late 1960s.

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