Walter Hixson, author of “The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and U.S. Foreign Policy,” will speak on America’s constructed identity and its effect on our foreign policy. Hixson, professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Akron, will speak at the Chao Auditorium, the University of Louisville. This event is co-sponsored by the History Department of the University of Louisville and The Filson Historical Society.
In “The Myth of American Diplomacy,” Hixson thoroughly examines the history of conflicts in the United States, from our clashes with American Indians to the present-day war on terror. He argues that America’s own perception of its national destiny has been the deciding factor in our violent engagements, rather than outside menaces.
This lecture will begin at 5:30 at the Chao Auditorium. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested.