On Thursday, Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m., Mark Jensen will present a talk on 'The Origins of the National Security State in the 1920s' at the University of Washington Tacoma, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 214 of the Mattress Factory Building; details below. -- A brief discussion will follow. -- This event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: 'The Origins of the National Security State in the 1920s' -- lecture & discussion
WHO: Mark Jensen
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2011 -- 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: UW Tacoma -- Mattress Factory Building, Room 214
The roots of the U.S. national security state are much deeper than is commonly realized. Mark Jensen of Pacific Lutheran University will argue that these roots are to be found in an antiradicalism whose definitive conquest of U.S. elites can be located in the early 1920s. With respect to this fundamental shift in American values, the figure of Paul Nitze (1907-2004) can be seen to be both emblematic and historically crucial. A brief discussion will follow the talk.