Mattis: Study history | Joanne

Learn history, Defense Secretary James Mattis said in an interview with the Mercer Island High School (Washington) Islander. He cited Thucydides and “a German guy.”

Staffers spotted Mattis’ phone number in a Washington Post photo, called and asked for an interview. He said “yes.”

How cool is that?

Teddy Fischer asks the questions — excellent questions — which he wrote with Jane Gormley. As former managing editor of Highland Park High’s Shoreline, I’m impressed.

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, is Secretary of Defense.

TEDDY: What subject areas do you think students…

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