No, it's not.
I don't get that impression from the OT, Zach. I don't agree that it is "inhabited by morons."
The OT often has goofy threads about nothing, but, more often, there are some very interesting and informative threads. My honest opinion is that military history threads really belong there.
I don't like to mix my enthusiasm for military history with politics. Political discussions can get nasty, among even the most reasonable people. Discussions about military history never get nasty among reasonable people.
Yes, I understand the relationship between military history and policy making. This was part of the curriculum at a military school for field grade officers that I completed a few years ago.
You might have misstated the relationship as "policy and politics", but, perhaps you can clarify what you mean by your question, quote:
"Do you understand the connection between policy and politics?"
And, also, if one understands the "connection between policy and politics", how does that impact the question of whether a non political discussion about military history belongs on the message board called "Political Talk" ?
PS Lee's Tigers is a great book.
PSS We will probably never have a History Board, so, I understand that History and Military History threads will have to go here or on the OT. I understand that there are some good reasons to put those threads here on PT, especially if one concludes that the OT is the domain of idiocy. The OT is not THAT bad, Zach.
This post was edited on 5/18 at 11:22 pm