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Quote of the day from ‘Huckleberry’

In yesterday’s discussion of Leo Strauss, Huck took a pop at “armchair hoplites who cherrypick Thucydides.” What a great phrase! I hadn’t heard it before, but as soon as I saw it, it made sense to me. I am guessing he is talking about Victor Davis Hanson but I don’t know for sure.

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In yesterday's discussion of Leo Strauss, Huck took a pop at "armchair hoplites who cherrypick Thucydides." What a great phrase! I hadn't heard it before, but as soon as I saw it, it made sense to me.

I am guessing he is talking about Victor Davis Hanson but I don't know for sure.

In yesterday’s discussion of Leo Strauss, Huck took a pop at “armchair hoplites who cherrypick Thucydides.” What a great phrase! I hadn’t heard it before, but as soon as I saw it, it made sense to me.

I am guessing he is talking about Victor Davis Hanson but I don’t know for sure.

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. Twitter: @tomricks1

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