The Pompey Effect

In Masters of Command by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

The Republican establishment wanted him. A brilliant strategist, he was painstaking in his attention to logistics. He knew his business inside and out. His friends adored him and he had many friends. Hail, Caesar! It sounds like you are describing the perfect candidate. I haven’t finished. His speeches left as much of an impression as a tideless sea on a …

Barry StraussThe Pompey Effect

Twelve Maxims from Caesar for the US Election Year

In Caesar's Ghost, Masters of Command by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

I asked Caesar’s Ghost to comment on the Republican primaries but he declined. “The race is run,” he said, pronouncing Romney the candidate. When I asked him to explain, he said his legate would be in touch. No sooner did he speak than an e-mail arrived with the following words of wisdom from the dictator.  CAESARIS DICTATORIS SENTENTIAE XII “It’s …

Barry StraussTwelve Maxims from Caesar for the US Election Year