By: Claudia Hauer
Strategic Humanism: Lessons in Leadership from the Ancient Greeks advances our thinking about war, by focusing on the human beings at the center of it: the leaders who make decisions both on the battlefield and beyond. Looking to the past, the book examines classical thinkers on war, and shows how their teachings relate to present day conflicts. Looking to the future, it explains how the qualities of strategic leadership can be developed for tomorrow’s service members, soldiers, and politicians.
In Strategic Humanism, Claudia Hauer takes the reader through the works of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Aristotle, laying out in clear and accessible terms their thoughts on war and its relationship to individuals, nations, culture, and technology. She shows the reader how to study war with an awareness of the timelessness of many of its aspects, and how to be on guard against making assumptions about the effectiveness of state-of-the-art war-fighting technology that may blind us to its limitations.