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Today’s NRO podcast is with some guy named Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern. Ever heard of him?

We discuss the importance of studying war, why our schools are doing such a lousy job of teaching military history, and what defines “the American way of war.” I’ve posted a two-paragraph excerpt from the book here.

We also talk about another new book that has VDH’s name on the cover: Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome. He’s the editor. Contributors include Donald Kagan, Barry Strauss, and Adrian Goldsworthy (who was also one of my podcast victims). It just came out from Princeton University Press.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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