Is War a Necessary Evil?

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education
Poster, reproduced in Choosing Our Way: A Study of America's Forums, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education, Bulletin 1937, Misc., No. 1 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1938), p. 57.

During the 1930s the U.S. Department of the Interior funded educational public forums throughout the country, promoting a vision of engaged citizenship during the Great Depression. Half a generation after World War I, Americans viewed developments in European politics with alarm. When a new World War began at the end of the decade, it displaced attention and funds from civic initiatives in adult education.

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