From John Keegan’s “Mask of Command”

Generalship is bad for people. As anyone intimate with military society knows only too well, the most reasonable of men suffuse with pomposity when stars touch their shoulders. Because ‘general’ is a word which literature uses to include in the same stable Alexander the Great and the dimmest Pentagon paper-pusher, perfectly well-balanced colonels begin to demand the deference due to the Diadochi when promotion carries them to the next step in rank.

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Didn't Know It Was a Devil Town: I Finally Watch "Friday Night Lights"
The Mask of Obedience
"In Fresno, A Community-Policing Ethos Builds Ties Between Officers and Residents"
"Leading with Humility": Me on Spiritual Direction for Gay Christians
About Eve Tushnet

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X