Hickman presents ‘A century of war’ for Men’s Club

The Men’s Club Speaker Series welcomes Warren Hickman to the podium Friday morning. He was a chief staff officer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a history professor and an author. Hickman, who will call on his vast knowledge of history to make predictions about the next 85 years, has given 38 lectures at Chautauqua from all of its main platforms.

“In doing what they believe to be best for their country and for world each generation tends to sow seeds from which grow future wars,” Hickman said. “The 21st century will be a century in which seeds sown in the 19th and 20th century and in the first 15 years of the 21st century will come full bloom, filling the world with war after war — some small, some large.” He will also include historical slide to make his points.

His book, War and Crises 1914-1948, was published in 2013 and is a comprehensive history of this period that will be referenced in his talk.

Hickman’s involvement with Chautauqua Institution began in 1941 as a Boys’ Club counselor. He usually leads the CLSC parade as the oldest living member. Hickman also served on the Chautauqua Board of Trustees from 1957 to 1985, spending the last two years as chairman of executive committee.

Men’s Club talks are open to all men and women. The talks are always at 9 a.m. Friday at the Methodist House, conveniently located next to the Amphitheater. Guest are welcome to join in coffee and refreshments on the porch before and after this talk. The club has no fee to attend.