April 5, 2018
2018 History Department Pflaum Lecture with John Bodnar, Chancellor's Professor and Distinguished Professor of History at Indiana University
The terrorism that struck America on 9/11 led not only to a global war but an internal struggle as well over the meaning of patriotism. This talk will probe this raging domestic dispute between those who loved their country no matter the cost and those who felt the cost of the global war had become too high. Participants in this broad-based controversy included an array of ordinary citizens including grieving mothers, traumatized vets, ardent flag-wavers, anti-Muslim shooters, and even filmmakers and memoirists. Sponsored by the Department of History with a gift from Dr. Robert Kraemer.