Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pg. 99: Edward H. Carpenter's "Steven Pressfield's 'The Warrior Ethos'"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Steven Pressfield's 'The Warrior Ethos' by Edward H. Carpenter.

About the book:
STEVEN PRESSFIELD IS WRONG - not everyone is a warrior. But those of us who are can indeed benefit from developing a strong Warrior Ethos; one that acknowledges diversity and is based on solid principles of firmness, fairness, and dignity towards our fellow warriors - and our adversaries.

Written by a Marine officer, this alternative Warrior Ethos is intended primarily for men and women in uniform, but its core principles can be applied by leaders from all walks of life, and anyone who wants to develop in themselves the qualities of Experience, Empathy, Example, Education, and Empowerment.

This book calls upon historical wisdom of Herodotus, Plutarch and Thucydides along with the modern observations of John Keegan, Michael Ignatieff, Lieutenant General Victor "Brute" Krulak, and others to debunk the misogynistic and backwards-looking nature of Pressfield's 2011 book, and to provide a better moral compass than the honor-bound, shame-based relic of dead cultures that he has offered up as a template for our young women and men in uniform.
Learn more about the book and author at Edward H. Carpenter's website.

The Page 99 Test: Steven Pressfield's 'The Warrior Ethos'.

--Marshal Zeringue