Soldiers and Civilization

How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence

Lecture at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, 1200, 29 November

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Nat'l Museum of USN
LECTURE: Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence

12 P.M.-1 P.M., Bldg. 70, Washington Navy Yard, DC

In this lecture, Reed Robert Bonadonna will summarize some of the main arguments of his book of the same title including the profession of arms has made an important and usually unacknowledged contribution to the development of civilization, the profession of arms may be considered a branch of the humanities, and that soldiers will be called upon both to protect and to embody the values of civilization in the future. In effect, he is making a historical argument for the sense that many military members are much more than “managers of violence.”


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