West Point SOSH Podcast with Dr. Jay Parker about Restoring Thucydides
Listen to this episode of The Sosh Podcast “Restoring Thucydides and the Classics, featuring Dr. Jay Parker” in which Dr. Jay Parker (National Defense University) discusses his book Restoring Thucydides: Restoring Thucydides: Testing Familiar Lessons and Deriving New Ones with Dr. Scott Silverstone (U.S. Military Academy at West Point). The two discussed topics such as why Thucydides is so frequently misunderstood, whether the Melian Dialogue really was a validation of Realism as is commonly believed, and what the real lessons are that we should be drawing from classical scholars like Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Sun Tzu.
*This book is in the Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security (RCCS) Series (General Editor: Geoffrey R.H. Burn).