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Gen. David Petraeus is the one who rose to fame, but military journalist Fred Kaplan argues that Petraeus was a leader of a  group of “soldier-scholars” who endeavored to reform the U.S. military. Kaplan, a columnist for Slate, has written about this in The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

Kaplan will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at the main branch of the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. It’s free, but tickets are required.

He spoke Thursday afternoon with WFPL’s Jonathan Bastian.


Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.