The book is state-centric, but in a clever way.
Every classic epic involves a visit by the hero to the Underworld, where the experience will reveal to him his true, fated mission.
Hill cites at the end of his work "Grand Strategies" that the restoration of literature as a tutor for statecraft was his aim.
One of the best criticisms of how literature and statecraft unite. If professors would teach in the same approach history, politics and literature would form such tangibility in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kristy A. Massey
Hill's explanation of limited war through the story of Satan in the Garden of Eden is one of the most original concepts I have encountered and worth the five stars and the read... Read morePublished 7 months ago by GG Flyfisher
You better put on your big boy pants to read this book. The Author says that "the restoration of literature as a tutor for statecraft is the aim of this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by W. Sid Vogel
Charles Hill's breath of knowledge and experience as a diplomat bring a normally dry topic to life. The use of passages from the multiple texts make this reading as exciting as... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Norman M. Palgon
All the subjects are very easy to understand...The ítem that point the diferences betwen "legalite" and "legitimite" are excelent. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Diego de Elizalde
The author, sweeping through recorded history, provides a foundation for exploring, understanding, and applying the wisdom of humanities greatest literary works. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James
The writer most certainly gave me new prospective on how literature influenced political progress and political order .
This is not a book for lightweights. Absolute fantastic read though. The way that Mr. Hill weaved historical examples into classical literature and vice versa was masterful.Published 18 months ago by Josh2721
I enjoyed this for all the various writings included. Worth reading for me. I actually look forward to seeing what else Charles Hill has put out.Published on November 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer