Review: The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece

The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece by Victor Davis Hanson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An extraordinary account of the experience of a Greek hoplite during the moments of battle.

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Review: The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen
The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen by Kwame Anthony Appiah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Appiah examines the role of honor codes in moral behavior by looking at three profound historical changes in social relations — the end of dueling, foot-binding, and slavery.

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