Reading…The Father of Us All

also reading…

The Father of Us All by Victor Davis Hanson

The title comes from Heraclitus, who wrote, that war is “the father, the king of us all”.    It was time to read a book that challenges my assumptions, and this is exactly what this book does.  The author, a military historian, submits a series of essays defending the study of military history, asserting that the neglect of such a studies leads our society towards exactly those wars we wish to avoid.   Well written, the reader should be on the lookout for the author’s insertion of his personal politics into the overall narrative.

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