Monday, August 20, 2007

American ignorance in the history of warfare

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things,” observed the British philosopher John Stuart Mill. “The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”

One amazing article here... "Why Study War?" by Victor Davis Hanson. What I find most fascinating is that while both public and universities doing their darndest to mutate any "war history" with feel good, Monday morning quarterbacking analysis, genuine interest in cable shows such as the History Channels offered, military reenactments of Civil War battles, and Hollywood war movies is on the rise.

One has to wonder... are Americans craving something our educational facilities refuse to offer?

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