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Citadel News Service
10 Apr 2012

Rumsfeld speaks about War on Terror


Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will talk to Citadel students Wednesday about the central tenets of the Bush administration and the doctrine of compassionate conservatism.  His lecture is part of in a cutting-edge new course being offered at The Citadel called the Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America

Led by Mallory Factor, the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government, the class brings in national leaders each week.

“As one of the top officials in the nation during the Sept. 11 attacks,” said Factor, “Donald Rumsfeld was a crucial player in our nation during the emergence of terrorism, and we are truly fortunate to have him at The Citadel to share his insight and wisdom.”

Having served under President Gerald Ford and President George W. Bush, Rumsfeld is both the youngest and the oldest person to have held that position.  Rumsfeld was also a congressman, a White House Chief of Staff, and a naval aviator.  He recently published his memoir, Known and Unknown, which topped the New York Times bestsellers list. 

The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America is a survey of the political tradition of modern conservatism in the United States with some consideration of its roots in the broader Western political tradition, and specific attention is given to the development of the tradition in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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