Author: Joe Wetzel
The essays, all talks presented to live audiences, cover a broad range of topics. They examine important influences—foreign and domestic--that helped create our Government, modify our culture and our understanding of what it means to be American. With historical truth as our guide we raise interesting questions about some possible distortions of our Heritage. We discuss in detail such important things as Tolerance, Slavery, Morality, Art, and the Enlightenment-- even our place in the Cosmos. Readers will be uplifted in seeing how America became great, and how the Founders’ idea of “Out of Many One” was realized.
A proud Air Force veteran, Joe went to college on the GI Bill. He had a double major: French and Spanish, minor in philosophy. He did his graduate work at the University of Kansas on a three-year fellowship to study French, Spanish and linguistics. He was in academia for about 15 years, teaching mainly French Literature. Joe left the university and moved to the business world in mid-life. A life-long student, with eclectic tastes, he continues to study languages—now fluent in five. He keeps up with scientific discoveries, enjoys reading fiction, poetry, history, philosophy and politics.