Here's good news for those of you in the Washington, DC area who want to spend edifying Thursday evenings: There's still time to sign up for my political warfare course at the Institute of World Politics.
The four-credit course, Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future, is an intensive 14-week survey of the history, philosophies and techniques of political warfare from antiquity to the present. We study the classics - ancient Greece, Rome, India and China and the Hebrews, among others - and move on through the Crusades and then to Machiavelli, the American Revolution (particularly Samuel Adams), 19th century Europe, World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, Antonio Gramsci, Saul Alinsky, and present-day Islamic political warfare.
Like most of IWP's graduate-level curriculum, the Naval War College accepts this unique course as an elective. I'm teaching the course at IWP in downtown Washington, DC, on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Class starts on September 2.