Tag: military history

Ep. 120—A Global History of Wars

Ep. 120—A Global History of Wars

In this episode of the Yale University Press Podcast, we talk with award-winning sociologist Michael Mann about his new book, On Wars. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud

Are Wars Rational?

Are Wars Rational?

Michael Mann—  Most wars have been irrational in terms of means or ends or both together. This is because choices for war are influenced by emotions, ideologies, domestic politics, and… READ MORE

Knowing How to Win at Acre

Knowing How to Win at Acre

John D. Hosler— The oracle at Delphi advised, “Know Thyself,” and the rock band Rage Against the Machine screamed, “Know Your Enemy.” Which is more important for winning a war? Or… READ MORE

Civil Wars

Civil Wars

David Armitage— War is hell, the U.S. Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman is supposed to have said, but surely the only thing worse is civil war. On that fact,… READ MORE

Recent Posts

All Blogs

Categories