For many years now I’ve counted Dr. James Jay Carafano as one of the most trustworthy voices on national defense. His accessible, passionate, historically-informed, and morally-centered approach to analyzing the threats to global peace and prosperity is one that I hope more people can come to appreciate.
For almost a year now I’ve had the joy of working with Carafano to explore ways to get his analysis out to new and broader audiences. Lately he’s been developing a series using Hollywood war movies as a gateway to explore America’s history of military conflicts. I’ve asked him to expand and grow this series more in the future. Now’s a good time to see the progress he’s made so far and also catch up on his older pieces that you might have missed.
If there are any war films or military/cultural subjects that you’d like to see Carafano address in future pieces then please leave your suggestions in the comments or shoot me an email at DaveSwindlePJM [@] gmail.com
7 Installments in Carafano’s War Movies Series
- The 10 Best Movies to Watch to Understand the Cold War
- 10 War Movies Guaranteed to Make You Cry
- America’s First Wars in 10 Movies
- 10 Movies For Understanding the Civil War
- A 10-Film Introduction to America’s Turn-of-the-Century ‘Small Wars’
- America Over There! A 10-Film Introduction to World War I
- Telling the Story of World War II in 10 Movies
3 Book and TV Reviews
- The Soviets’ Secret Weapon to Defeat America
- Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List Is So Lame. These 6 Books Are Much Better.
- 5 Reasons ABC’s Scandal Is Too Silly To Take Seriously
7 Essays on Contemporary Issues in Culture and National Defense
- The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall Again of Zombie Nation
- The Anti-Hero Rides Back into Washington
- Edward Snowden the Movie?
- Hollywood’s Benghazi?
- Why Hating Spies Is All the Rage
- The 10 Films You Should Watch to Better Understand the Benghazi Scandal
- What Could Terrorists Do to Vegas?
3 Lighter Movie lists
- The 10 Worst Movie Fathers Ever
- 10 Movies That Make You Proud to Be an American
- 10 Tough Leadership Lessons from Great Movies