3. Book Reviews
WSJ Review by John Nagl
1. Victory required denial a of justice, Justice required a denial of victory
2. Silences vs.
Reporting on the world from the
Irving Berlin had learned institutions
3. The Need for Truth 19:11
Russians had suffered during the czars
suffering was different.
Marxist/Fascists followed the true
correct theory, judgment was not needed.
Being correct provided the confidence needed to not fear the future.4. The Importance of Scale15:00
Berlin felt FDR was sure of himself,
self confidence. He could solve
The BEAR was needed to stop Germany,
Victory required denial of justice and
Justice required denial of victory.
5. Grand strategy requires the directional compass of intellect and a gyroscope to provide for a balanced temperament.
Carl von Clausewitz on Grand Strategy
Complexity requires intellect
course which requires adjustment
combined with temperament to determines
suggested we survived as
Good judgment assumes Moral equivalents
with equal cost from failure.
7. Accepting Past and Present incompatibles
In 1962 RFK response to a Mexican War question was taking Mexico by force was probably incorrect. It cause Deep Do Do.
Should we give Texas back. Most
would say no.
Carl von Clausewitz
subordinating war to policy for
The contradiction of life and death is the greatest we will behold, almost all participants deserve respect.
Percales went from intolerance
to repression in a single speech,
and then Athens soon followed.
Octavian Cesar rose by teaching
fell by forgetting it.
2. Princes as Pivots that
Machiavelli served pivotal monarchs
|3. Ambition Must Be
Balances with Capabilities
Napoleon confused aspirations with capabilities,
Wilson the builder failed to align
means to ends