Friday 9 December 2022
CBS EYE ON THE WORLD WITH JOHN BATCHELOR
#Russia: Kremlin must answer for its planned looting of Ukraine's heritage. Dan Henninger, WSJOpinion
#MrMarket: Three Stooges skit with Curly as an illustration of monetary policy by the Fed. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor Barron's
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Spending down savings. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Prepare a succession plan. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
#PacificWatch: The feted Mountain Lion P-22 to be rounded up and tested. @JCBliss
#Italy: La Scala opens with the Mussorgsky opera, Boris Godunov, attended by PM Meloni, President Mattarella, President van der Leyen and Ukrainian protesters. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.
#Ukraine: Putin calls the oil price cap: "Stupid." Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution
#PRC: Sadism of State Security for sale to Canada, Australia, UK and more. Cliff May FDD
1/8: The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel by Lloyd Clark (Author)
Born in the two decades prior to World War I, George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel became among the most recognized and successful military leaders of the 20th century. However, as acclaimed military historian Lloyd Clark reveals in his penetrating and insightful braided chronicle of their lives, they charted very different, often interrupted, paths to their ultimate leadership positions commanding hundreds of thousands of troops during World War II and celebrated as heroes in the United States, Britain, and Germany.
Patton was born into a military family and from an early age felt he was destined for glory; following a disjointed childhood, Montgomery found purpose and direction in a military academy; Rommel’s father was a former officer, so his pursuit of a military career was logical. Having ascended to the middle ranks, each faced battle for the first time in World War I, a searing experience that greatly influenced their future approach to war and leadership. When war broke out again in 1939, Montgomery and Rommel were immediately engaged, while Patton chafed until the U.S. joined the Allies in 1942 and the three men, by then generals, collided in North Africa in 1943, and then again, climactically, in France after D-Day in 1944.
Weaving letters, diary extracts, official reports, and other documents into his original narrative, recounting dramatic battles as they developed on the ground and at headquarters, Clark also explores the controversies that swirled around Patton, Montgomery, and Rommel throughout their careers, sometimes threatening to derail them. Ultimately, however, their unique abilities to bridge the space between leader and led cemented their legendary reputations.
2/8: The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel by Lloyd Clark (Author)
3/8: The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel by Lloyd Clark (Author)
4/8: The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel by Lloyd Clark (Author)
#Ukraine: #Russia: Torture and abduction at Zaporhizhiazhia & what is to be done? Henry Sokolski, NonProliferation Policy Education Center
#PRC: Warsheads on ICBMs. Henry Sokolski, NonProliferation Policy Education Center
#SpaceX: From the Earth to the Moon privately. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
#Mars: Ingenuity sets a record. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com