The question was asked at another forum I frequent about who, from history, would you invite to a party to be held with the other members of the forum. Here was my response, in part. I'd like to discuss the evils of central banking with Andrew Jackson; maneuver warfare with Nathan Forrest and/or Erwin Rommel; Hannabel is a good choice too; Sun Tzu (assuming he was one person, of course) would be a great additon to the maneuver warfare discussion; Harry Truman for political history (probably the president with the best knowledge of history - even better than Wilson) and maybe Ho Chi Min and Mao Tse Tung just to keep Harry fired-up...I hope nobody is offended by his language though. Ahmed Shah Masood might be a good addition to the Sun Tzu/maneuver warfare discussion. There are far too many to name them all - I would love to talk church govt with Thomas Jackson and he would be a great addition to the maneuver warfare discussion too but I think I'd prefer time alone with him rather than at a party. There are, of course, a number of others I'd like a private time with. But, if its a party, then I'd like a hearty discussion and to have that there has to be some conflicting views. What's your perfect history party?