Monday, November 18, 2013

The Philosopher-General

Good profile of Brig. Gen. Herzl Halevi, the incoming chief of the Israeli Staff and Command College in the New York Times this past Saturday (To a Philosopher-General in Israel, Peace Is the Time to Prepare for War).  From the article:

""People use to tell me that business administration is for the practical life and philosophy is for the spirit," General Halevi said.  "Through the years I found it is exactly the opposite - I used philosophy much more practically."

"Philosophers that spoke about how to balance, how to prioritize principles in right way," he added, citing Plato, Socrates and Maimonides.  "This is something that I find very helpful."

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