A history book to help us better understand our rapidly changing world

I am reading Martin van Creveld's new book, The Culture of War.  After a quick first pass, this is clearly right up there with the greatest of his 18 books, Transformation of War and Rise and Decline of the State.  Van Creveld is easily in the very top rank of modern historians, and will be one of the few military theoreticians read … Continue reading A history book to help us better understand our rapidly changing world

Valuable new insights about the culture of war… a preview

Western writers about military and political theory sees war as a largely rational activity, at least on a state to state level.  Clausewitz sees it as an extension of politics, a tools of policy to advance the State's goals.  Marx looks at its economic basis.  Much of the game theory that drives military simulations resembles chess more than anything done … Continue reading Valuable new insights about the culture of war… a preview