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Philosophers’ Cafe: The Causes of the First World War: New Thoughts on the “Seminal Crisis of the 20th Century”

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

This discussion will look at the causes of the First World War. We will discuss the traditional views of why the war started and who was to blame for it, as well as how those views evolved over the course of the 20th century. The heart of our discussion will examine some newer works that have called those earlier views into question. In the process we will discuss how historians work, using this event as a case study, and how we “revise” what we know about the past. 

This discussion will be lead by Mark Karau (History & Humanities, UWGB) and will be held at St. Brendan’s Inn (Waterford Room).


St. Brendan’s Inn

234 S. Washington Street
Green Bay, WI 54301 United States
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