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In Today's Italian by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

“light up for joy.” As some of you may know, I’ve been posting TODAY’S ITALIAN on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In for the last month. I’ve been asked to post it on my blog as well. I’m happy to comply. If you want to catch up on past postings of TODAY’S ITALIAN, please like my Facebook Fanpage, https://www.facebook.com/barrystrauss.author, or follow me …

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Correction Course

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Yesterday I drove with a colleague through the lush Upstate New York countryside to the Auburn Correctional Facility. Better known as Auburn State Prison, it pioneered the notion of rehabilitating prisoners. It also pioneered the electric chair. My colleague, Emeritus Professor Richard Polenberg, is teaching a course at the prison on constitutional law and criminal justice. Cornell University, along with …

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Caesar on Leadership

In Caesar's Ghost by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

Today is publication day for Masters of Command. I’m asking each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Yesterday I interviewed the ghost of Hannibal and Sunday I spoke to the shade of Alexander the Great. Today I speak to Caesar’s Ghost. Hail, Caesar. What makes you a greater leader than Alexander or Hannibal? “Hail, Professor. …

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Hannibal on Leadership

In Hannibal's Path by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

In the run-up to the publication of Masters of Command on Tuesday, I’ll ask each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Yesterday I interviewed the ghost of Alexander the Great. Today I speak to the shade of Hannibal. Good morning, Son of Hamilcar. What makes you a greater leader than Alexander or Julius Caesar? “Both …

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Hannibal’s Path: is War Coming in the Middle East?

In Hannibal's Path, Masters of Command by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

His bearded face had a weather-beaten look. His one good eye stared in scrutiny beside an aquiline nose. A man in his 60s, he still looked strong and unbowed–for a ghost. He was the shield of Carthage, the avatar of Hercules, the symbol of the one-eyed Celtic war god, the counselor of kings, the idol of the Army, and the …

Barry StraussHannibal’s Path: is War Coming in the Middle East?