Best Defense

Not a war dog but

The philosopher and his dog.

St. Augustine in His Study by the Italian Renaissance artist Vittore Carpaccio. (Wikimedia Commons)
St. Augustine in His Study by the Italian Renaissance artist Vittore Carpaccio. (Wikimedia Commons)

 

This is a painting of St. Augustine done in 1502. I wonder why this artist decided to feature a maltese dog? Botticelli didn’t.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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