World War I And Our Age Of Uncertainty

2014 is the hundred-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War–a good time to examine what historian and diplomat George Kennan called the “seminal Catastrophe of the 20th Century.” Much of the history of the entire century can be explained in terms of this war, and we are still living with its consequences–political, intellectual, and moral. In four monthly sessions, we will examine the origins, course, and outcomes of World War I and discuss why it is still important to us as Americans and Unitarian-Universalists.  We will make use of many sources: documents, letters, memoirs, as well as literary and other material from the arts, including popular music of the period.

There is no charge for this series, which is open to the public, but registration is required.  Though each evening is a separate conversation, participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions. To register, call the UUS: East office at 860-646-5151 or email: [email protected]

Tuesdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

Please contact the church office at 860-646-5151 or  uuseo[email protected] to sign up or for times and dates.

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