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History and the Military Professional | Small Wars Journal

Analyzing and understanding counter-arguments against studies of history made by Thoreau and Taleb strengthen the long-term education of a military professional. Thoreau argued that “what everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud.”[xx] Taleb says: “humans are great at self-delusion” regarding their ability to make historical events seem logical, orderly, and inevitable.[xxi] Thoreau’s argument that accepted paradigms can change with new information is not a good enough argument to dissuade military professionals from studying history. Military leaders will fail if they blindly follow a way of thinking that is not subject to intellectual scrutiny. Thoreau is right that facts today could be false tomorrow, but that just increases the need for military professionals t...

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