Thursday, January 03, 2008

Learning from Heroes and Statemen

I highly recommend Paul Johnson's essay, "Heroes: What Great Statesmen Have to Teach Us."

Paul Johnson is the author of many books, including the must-read Modern Times. In this essay he uses historical examples to underscore the critical need for clear and militarily-obtainable objectives for war, and outlines five keys (ideas and beliefs, willpower, pertinacity, ability to communicate, and magnanimity) for democratic statesmanship.

Print it off, read it, mark it up, read it again. Good insights here, and things to share with your older children!

"Heroes: What Great Statesmen Have to Teach Us."

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