March 02, 2009

The decline of military history in the academy

John J. Miller's piece over at National Review is definitely worth the read. My alma mater left the study of military history to the ROTC department and I fear no one teaches it now that the Army has been gone for at least fifteen years. No study of history is complete without an understanding of how and why wars are won and lost because humanity's record is one of the aggressive use of force.

Posted by LMC at March 2, 2009 06:49 AM | TrackBack

At Virginia Tech, Civil War History, taught by Professor James Robertson, was hands down, the most popular course at the school. I recall engineering majors, who ususally would not have the slightest interest in the social sciences, discussing period campaign strategies outside the classroom.

Posted by: kmr at March 2, 2009 06:28 PM