An Interview with John David Lewis, Author of Nothing Less Than Victory

(Dr. John David Lewis is a visiting associate professor in the philosophy, politics, and economics program at Duke University, a contributing editor of The Objective Standard, and the author of the book Nothing Less Than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History [Princeton University Press].) Joshua Lipana: First off, what was it that made you decide to write Nothing Less Than Victory? John David Lewis: When I began university teaching in 2001, I was looking for courses that could tie the ancient world to the modern, in order to bring out similarities and differences.  I also wanted good reason to have my students read classical texts.  A comparative course -- "Warfare Ancient and Modern" -- fit the bill.  I decided to spend time on several events in history rather than trying to do a shallow survey.  So we read Thucydides on the Peloponnesian War, Froissart on the Hundred Years War, Churchill on WWII, and the like. The book grew out of the...(Read Full Post)