Academic Questions

Military

Should World War I Have Been Fought?

Victor Davis Hanson

While the Firsr World War was a tragedy, an Allied victory was much more preferable to the alternative. 

Learning to Fight

David French

Does military school prepare officers for battle, or for administration? 

The Classroom Without Reason

Douglas Campbell

The following essay is a "Report from the Academy" which was published in Academic Questions (volume 22, number 2).

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?