Barry Lee Clark
, Brian McCandliss
, Michael Peirce
, Walter E. Block
, Thomas E. Woods Jr
., Kevin L. Clauson
, Kirkpatrick Sale
, Forrest McDonald
, Gene H. Kizer, Jr
., Thomas J. DiLorenzo
, Donald W. Livingston
ISBN: 1983255041 and 9781721780631
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First War of the New Order: How Rule of Law and the Form of Government Changed in America’s Second Revolution
Publication date: 2016/2/7
Abstract: The War Between the States should be seen as the first modern war of centralization and nation-building. On the international level it was a paradigm shift in the way nations would come to view themselves and what was acceptable in both the treatment of citizens and in the conduct of warfare. Internally it was truly another revolution; the form of government looked the same after but it was radically different in function. The Constitution and the rule of law had very different meaning in the aftermath.
BL Clark – Available at SSRN 2728971, 2016
Author: Barry Lee Clark
Abstract: James McPherson exhibits that he is an exceptionally skilled writer and an accomplished story-teller of historical events. His work suffers from his underlying intent, based upon his political perspective, to repaint historical events that were well-understood, by contemporaries to those events and historians for a century and a half afterward, to have very different meanings than historians like McPherson interpret and present. I would not recommend Battle Cry to anyone not steeped in a foundational understanding of what better historians have said of the war.
Publication date: 2016/2/5
Abstract: The organizational cultural problems in this particular unit have manifested
themselves as a result of prior leadership failures to address them coupled with the crucible of operational stress than exacerbated the display of these bad trends in the overarching organizational culture of the Army in general. The new incoming commander has little time to effect change, and little hope of mitigating much of the operational pressure and stress that will continue to be placed upon his unit. His only recourse and solution in this …
BL Clark – Available at SSRN, 2016
Source: SSRN: Moral Philosophy
Institution: Command and General Staff College
Abstract: A professional military must be led by leaders that understand the basis for morality, that absolute moral truth exists and is knowable, and they must be secured communally on a foundation that transcends broader cultural trends and relies on more than either reason or emotion for sustenance. Failure to understand and adhere to such a morality corporately has historically led to great failures of commission and omission.
Philosophy has proven a poor tool to provision answers to the practical questions of how …
BL Clark – Available at SSRN, 2016
Manifesto of Old Men and Simple Preachers
Publication date: 2012/2/1
Abstract: Over time a man, if he is perceptive, comes to certain conclusions. The most startling is that the greatest truths were spoken to him throughout his life by ordinary men, simple preachers, old men sitting around drinking soda and eating peanuts, his father. These men, if beneficiaries of a culture and community that embraces common-sense as a virtue, know truths that philosophers for centuries have tried in various ways to express. Common-sense is something all men should know; common-sense informs us of certain …
One View of Officership
Authors: B.L. Clark
Publication date: 2000
Journal: Platoon Leader.mil
Organizations large and small develop cultures. Organizational culture develops from the collective experience and historical memory of an organization. Organizations change either because those within the group cause change or because the group succumbs to external pressures.
The Army is no different. We each must ask ourselves what is our particular role in the organization; what will we change; will we make the organization better or will we simply adapt to norms and pass our time with the mundane?
Publication date: 2008/12
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