Academic Questions

Spring 2008

Volume 21 Issue 1

Breaching the Walls of Academe: The Purposes, Problems, and Prospects of Military History

John A. Lynn II

Military history as a subject generally summons us to imagine lessons "learned from the past," phrased in abstract universals; or the entertainment value of the History Channel ("the male equivalent of the romance novel"). But perhaps there is a third arena encompassed by military history, one that now stands besieged and vulnerable. This article by John A Lynn II was published in our "Military and Higher Education" issue of Academic Questions (volume 21, number 1).

Vietnam: Historians at War

Mark Moyar

Has reasoned study of the Vietnam War been trampled by radical adherence to the politically correct? 

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