American Elephants

Why Is The Study of Military History So Important? by The Elephant's Child

Victor Davis Hanson is one of my favorite people.  I read his columns and his books, and listen to his lectures whenever I have a chance.  I spent about 45 minutes with him last evening, listening  enthralled to a lecture on military history and why it is important, and how our views have wavered in recent years and why.  It was a captivating lecture, delivered on February 25 at the University of California at Berkeley. If you can possibly spare 45 minutes, you will find it rewarding and enlightening.  If you are not sure that you are interested in military history, you will find that you are.  The title of the lecture is “Laws of Conflict in a Postmodern World and the Lessons of the Classical Tradition.” Enjoy!

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has a wealth of scholars presenting lectures or debates on a wealth of subjects.  It’s a wonderful resource, add it to your bookmarks.

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