Genghis Khan was a real asshole, there’s no way around it — ordering mass genocides during his Mongol Empire’s 13th century invasions. At the same time, Khan was also responsible for some forward-thinking ideas about religion. As part of Eastern Washington University’s President’s Forum for Critical Thought, New York Times bestselling author Jack Weatherford shares knowledge gleaned while writing Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, his latest book on the ruthless leader. While on one hand calling for the atrocious slaughter of the civilizations he conquered, Khan also was a champion of religious freedom; some of his ideas on the subject later influenced Thomas Jefferson. Come out to hear a fascinating talk about one of history’s most infamous characters.
Wed, Nov. 2, at 7 pm • Free and open to the public • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • 359-6252
— Chey Scott