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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Author of The Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in a Post-Cold War World
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Monday, Mar. 15, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, author of The Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in a Post-Cold War World. The book is a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world. 

Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity. Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power. With forthright judgments of the performance of past presidents and their senior-most advisers, firsthand knowledge, and insider stories, Gates argues that U.S. national security in the future will require learning, and abiding by, the lessons of the past, and re-creating those capabilities that the misuse of power has cost the nation. Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin states that Gates has “a narrative gift that captivates the reader from start to finish, an insightful mind, and a profound wisdom that comes from his own experience and wide-ranging historical knowledge.”

Copies of The Exercise of Power will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. 

If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.
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