Battlegrounds

Oct 8, 2020

Do you think we live in a world that is increasingly dangerous, full of not just Great Power competitors, but potential enemies? A world of winners and losers, where conflict and even war are possible?

Such a world is described by General H.R. McMaster,
a highly decorated U.S. military officer, former national security advisor and historian in his most recent book, Battlegrounds. In this episode of New Thinking for a New World he discusses with host Alan Stoga how he believes the United States and like-minded countries can maneuver through today’s complicated global realities to produce peace and prosperity for their citizens.

 

Let us know what YOU think and leave a comment below

 

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Guest
H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A native of Philadelphia, McMaster graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984. He served as an Army officer for thirty-four years and retired as a Lieutenant General in 2018. He remained on active duty while serving as the 26th Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. McMaster taught history at West Point and holds a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2 Comments

  1. Katherine Pettus

    The military metaphors and narrative perpetuate a patriarchal narrative that is not helpful for building sustainable societies. Contrast it with the Holy Father’s new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” a completely different vision.

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  2. Eman Elbadawi

    Yes conflict and even war are possible; losers are those for war; winners are those for peace and prosperity; we have to win …

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