David A. Smith is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University, specializing in cultural and military history. His latest book is The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II, published by Regnery books. In addition to a weekly column on art, culture and history for the Waco Tribune-Herald, his journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Foxnews.com, Townhall.com, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, the Naval War College Review, and many other outlets. He is also the author of Money for Art: The Tangled Web of Art and Politics in American Democracy. He is a frequent guest on radio shows and lecturer to arts and civic organizations.