Rostrum: Octavian Report Podcast

Max Boot on Edward Lansdale and Vietnam

Edward Lansdale is truly a forgotten man in American history. Yet he once wielded enormous influence, and his methods and tactics hold valuable lessons for leaders today. So argues Max Boot, best-selling historian, Octavian board member, and author of the excellent new biography of Lansdale, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. We spoke with Max about his book, American foreign policy, and what lies ahead for the U.S.