Yaron's History Lessons: The Battle of Midway
This talk was recorded on July 4 at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2005 in San Diego, CA.
Only six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy devastated a much more powerful Japanese naval force during the Battle of Midway. This clash was Americas first major victory in the Pacific and proved to be a turning point in World War II.
Dr. Yaron Brook recounts and analyzes the story of this dramatic and heroic battle. He explains what made Americas success at Midway possible and how the lessons from this one sea battle can teach us what it takes to win in war.
Dr. Brooks talk is a tribute to the brave men in uniform who, in 1942, made the victory at Midway possible, and who today, in spite of the obstacles placed in their path, fight for their own freedom and ours.
Feb 08, 2018
Objectivist Conference Presentations
Pearl Harbor & Japanese designs on Midway & the Pacific
Ensuring America’s victory at Midway: HIPPO and Code Breaking
Setting a trap for the Japanese at Midway; American battle preparations
Japanese military preparations
the surprise attack against Japan at Midway: challenges, risks, disasters, and success
launching planes against the Japanese navy
American victory at Midway
Admiral Spurenz victory at Midway
Consequences of America’s victory at Midway
American battle virtues vs. Japanese battle vices
Q: How did Japan react to their defeat at Midway?
Q: When is it right for a military person to disobey an order?
Q: Isn’t Midway heavily documented in films?
Q: How did the Navy misdirect the Japanese nany to gain the upper hand?
Q: Are there movies made about Midway?
Q: Was code breaking going on during the battle of Midway?