Oct. 14, 2022

300 | Thomas E. Ricks: How the Civil Rights Movement Waged a "Good War"

300 | Thomas E. Ricks: How the Civil Rights Movement Waged a "Good War"

Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 and military histories including The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, and Making the Corps, joins The Realignment to analyze the success of the civil rights movements through the lens of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent movements today, revisits his critique of American generalship as the profession comes under political scrutiny, and assesses the state of the U.S. military as it transitions from the War on Terror to the era of great power competition.


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Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968, along with military histories including The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, and Making the Corps, joins The Realignment to analyze the success of the civil rights movement through the lens of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent movements today, revisits his critique of American generalship as the profession comes under political scrutiny, and assesses the state of the U.S. military as it transitions from the War on Terror to the era of great power competition.