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With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading

May 7, 2013

By Jill R. Russell In late 2003 a colleague of General James Mattis wrote to him asking for a few words on the importance of reading and military history for the officer, even where it might seem that one was “too busy to read.” His response went viral over email – had it been in … Continue reading “With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading”


“Remember, Remember” What About the 5th of November?

November 4, 2012

By Jill Russell As the rattle of firecrackers and the roar of bonfires reach their crescendo this evening accompanied by the lilting admonition to “Remember, remember, the 5th of November,” one ought to pause to consider exactly what legacy the events of over 4 centuries ago deserve in contemporary thought, particularly as it pertains to … Continue reading ““Remember, Remember” What About the 5th of November?”


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