Thursday, December 13, 2012

The history major's history major..............

Victor Davis Hanson offers a fine essay on the misjudgments, misreadings, and mistakes of war in the mid-20th century.    Full essay is here.  Excerpt here:

"As historians we must remember not to evaluate what happened solely on the basis of what we now know in hindsight, but rather weigh the information available to the warring parties of the time — albeit with ample attention paid to their own shortcomings and prejudices."

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