Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Baseball, Football, and the American Way of War

Baseball, Football, and the American Way of War

  • October 21, 2016
Michael P. Noonan

Director - Program on National Security


Are there similarities between a nation’s sporting culture and it military culture (i.e., how it conducts it military operations)? In this provocative conversation FPRI’s Director of Research Dr. Michael P. Noonan will look at how America’s pastime (baseball) and its “passion” (football) help to explain, or not explain, the American way(s) of war. While war is not sport and sport is not war, thinking about them together isn’t necessarily a waste of time.

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