William Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), professor of history, and writer/blogger whose personal site is BracingViews.com. A frequent contributor to TomDispatch.com, his articles have appeared in many publications, including the LA Times, the Dallas Morning News, The Nation, and Asia Times. He is the author or co-author of three books, including "Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism." His academic interests include military history (broadly conceived) and the history of science, technology, and religion. His master's thesis focused on American Catholics and science, and his doctorate on evangelicals and science, both in the age of Darwin.