Soldiering On: Great Military Talks in NYC
By Troy Segal
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is a good reason to salute our men and women in uniform, and to check out these upcoming lectures and discussions that deal with militants, military conflict and the aftermath of war.
Several Chinese-American veterans of varying ages discuss their experiences in the army in a talk moderated by Victoria Moy, who’s profiled them in her new book, Fighting For The Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from World War II to Afghanistan, Nov. 6 at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Two authors of works on war—one a former U.S. Marine—discuss the truth, lies and dilemmas facing homecoming veterans, Nov. 9 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The name remains a byword for ambition and grandiose thinking: Napoleon. Three centuries after the Corsican’s European empire crumbled, a historian analyzes his character and legacy, Nov. 18 at the New-York Historical Society.
The newest theatre of war isn’t in the Middle East or Africa—or anywhere on Earth, actually. It’s in cyberspace. Shane Harris of Foreign Policy magazine describes the parameters of the military and intelligence community’s being @war, Dec. 9 at the 92nd Street Y.