Thomas E. Ricks | Military history columnist, New York Times Book Review

On Thursday, April 8, the Clements Center for National Security will host Tom Ricks, military history columnist for the New York Times Book Review, for a virtual book talk on his recent release First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country. Join us on Zoom at 12:15 p.m. CT. Virtual doors open at noon.


Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its Future of War project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prize-winning blog The Best Defense. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for 17 years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize–winning teams, he covered U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble and the No. 1 New York Times best-seller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.


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