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Two-Front War

The problem with the study of the military in higher education is twofold:

1) It isn’t studied enough.
2) When it is studied, sometimes you have to wonder if it wouldn’t be better left unstudied. Consider this statement from an article about political scientists and the military on today’s CHE website:

Judith Hicks Stiehm, a professor of political science at Florida International University, said her course on warfare never lacks for discussion because it tends to be evenly divided between students in the ROTC program and “young feminists who have taken feminist theory with me, who tend to be antiwar and skeptical of the military.”

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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