Now There’s Something You Don’t See Everyday

Posted: July 19, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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Someone I read recently suggested using children’s books to gain a basic understanding of an issue.  Children’s books tend to be written using plain, interesting, and easily understood language (that is, sans jargon).  Why is this so?  Probably because the author is not trying to impress the audience, but rather to explain, educate, and inform.

So with that out of the way, coming to a children’s professional military education (PME) program near you (maybe?), The Children’s Illustrated Clausewitz.

Normally I’d think there has to be a federal grant involved, like the PC re-write of Huckleberry Finn.  I’m not saying Clausewitz couldn’t be made PC, but that clearly isn’t the author’s point.  This is literally a case of Clausewitz: it’s for the children. 

Hey, I got dibs on Machiavelli!

I’m sure the book will eventually create dozens of column-inches and comments over at The Best Defense.



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