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Nov. 7: War and terrorism in historical, political contexts

stratton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The influence of historical and political contexts in distinguishing war and terrorism will be discussed in a free presentation at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Todd 216 at Washington State University as part of the common reading.

Faculty member Clif Stratton will explore the ways Western media, government and academia often present a dichotomy that assumes war, if not desirable, is at least justified while terrorism never is. He will discuss how history complicates the notions of legitimate versus illegitimate violence.

Stratton is a clinical assistant professor in history and assistant director of the Roots of Contemporary Issues program at WSU. In January he published “Education for Empire: American Schools, Race and the Paths of Good Citizenship,” which examines the marginalization of minorities in the American school system.

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