In light of all this Ron Paul/Rudy Giuliani business, Fred Thompson’s recent op-ed on returning military history to college curricula deserves contemplation and comment. What can stuyding war tell us about fighting it? When is it patriotic — prudent — proper — to avoid war? And what does Victor Davis Hanson — who Thompson cites approvingly as one of his favorite historians — have to do with all this? I have extended thoughts here.
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