Monday, November 18, 2013
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."