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  • Published: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780375726279
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $21.99

Warrior Politics


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Why leadership demands a pagan ethos

In WARRIOR POLITICS, the esteemed journalist and analyst Robert D. Kaplan explores the wisdom of the ages for answers for today's leaders. While the modern world may seem more complex and dangerous than ever before, Kaplan writes from a deeper historical perspective to reveal how little things actually change. Indeed, as Kaplan shows us, we can look to history's most influential thinkers, who would have understood and known how to navigate today's dangerous political waters.

Drawing on the timeless work of Sun Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, among others, Kaplan argues that in a world of unstable states and an uncertain future, it is increasingly imperative to wrest from the past what we need to arm ourselves for the road ahead. Wide-ranging and accessible, WARRIOR POLITICS is a bracing book with an increasingly important message that challenges readers to see the world as it is, not as they would like it to be.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780375726279
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $21.99

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan

ROBERT D. KAPLAN is widely regarded as one of America's leading travel writers and is also a highly influential writer on foreign affairs. He is the author of BALKAN GHOSTS, a landmark international bestseller translated into a dozen languages, THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and EASTWARD TO TARTARY, among other bestselling books.

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