The Trouble with History in Military Education

  title={The Trouble with History in Military Education},
  author={A. Echevarria},
  journal={Historically Speaking},
  pages={11 - 15}
  • A. Echevarria
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Historically Speaking
  • The distinguished historian Sir Michael Howard once admitted that the past, which he aptly referred to as an "inexhaustible storehouse of events," could be used to "prove anything or its contrary."1 Howard's admission exposes an underlying problem with history that most historians prefer not to acknowledge. The past has indeed served many masters and conflicting purposes over time; its storehouse of events has been used to validate or discredit practically every major theory, precept, or… CONTINUE READING
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