Dr. Victor Davis Hanson joins me to discuss the state of military education. Throughout the interview, we touch on a lot of issues from the current state of military readiness to the lack of military education in colleges and universities. Dr. Hanson is a military historian, classicist, and author of numerous books on military history. It was good to let him speak his mind on a variety of important topics. I appreciate his candor and willingness to share his insight that comes from a lifetime dedicated to studying history.
Key Topics include:
How to get people interested in military history
The importance of military history to understanding human nature
Epaminondas and the downfall of Sparta
A discussion of leaders to study including General Ulysses S. Grant and General William T. Sherman
A discussion on the causes of war
Why is military history neglected by most colleges and universities?
Dr. Hanson’s candid assessment of today’s military and the issues that it faces
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