Hello, everyone! Last week, we held the first session of our new book discussion which focuses on “Nothing Less Than Victory” by John David Lewis. We began Session One with an examination of the subject of Dr. Lewis’s book, how he plans on covering that subject, and the most important point to take away from reading his book. After our initial discussion, we took an in-depth look at the role of ideas in the Greco-Persian Wars, examining how the ideologies of the Greeks and Persians affected the strategy, tactics, and morale of their respective militaries. Overall, our discussion was enjoyable and constructive as participating members brought insightful ideas and positive energy to the dialogue (and dinner) table.
This week, we will host Session Two at The Metropolitan Wine Bar and Coffeehouse on Thursday, September 22nd from 7:00-8:30 PM. Session Two covers the Peloponnesian and Theban Wars of ancient Greece, and promises to address the valuable lessons yielded from the study of those conflicts. Dr. Lewis is a master at identifying the causal connections between ideas and actions, and the lessons he presents are wholly applicable to modern warfare and foreign policy. Come join us on Thursday!
P.S. – For those of you who are still “on the fence” in regards to joining our discussion, check out the Introduction from “Nothing Less Than Victory” for free via Google books (most of Chapter One is available for free, too). You can also check out Dr. Lewis’s new article, “9/11 Ten Years Later: The Fruits of the Philosophy of Self-Abnegation”, in The Objective Standard.