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  • Ralph Peters new book Endless War

    Has anyone read this book and if so what do you think of it? I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
    Too Much To Do Too Little Time

  • #2
    Joining in.

    I usually enjoy him, I'd like to hear an opinion since I'm considering buying it.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't know. I stopped paying attention to Peters years ago.
      "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
      --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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      • #4
        Why is that?

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        • #5
          I'll have to get it...

          I just finished two of his novels: War For Armegedon and Twilight of Heroes. I thoroughly enjoyed them both. He has a great eye for depicting life in foreign countries. Having lived in three, and traveled in many more; these last four years I really appreciate that.

          Plus I think his take on Islamic Terrorism, Islamic countries, etc. is the most accurate that I've seen.

          I'll head to the US in late June, I'll save it for then.
          Save America!! Impeach Obama!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Golani View Post
            Why is that?
            Because his analysis of military affairs is irritatingly comic-book in style.
            "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
            --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pilsudski View Post
              Because his analysis of military affairs is irritatingly comic-book in style.

              In your opinion, yes?
              This book has very little to do with military affairs, I would say it covers the new world "order" of thinking.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by FTCS View Post
                In your opinion, yes?
                This book has very little to do with military affairs, I would say it covers the new world "order" of thinking.
                Sounds largely like a rehash of Hunntington's "Clash of civilizations" thesis.
                "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pilsudski View Post
                  Because his analysis of military affairs is irritatingly comic-book in style.
                  Like how?

                  I'd agree he articulates in a "in your face style", sometimes more for shock value but that's probably to maintain the "telling it like it is" agenda of him.

                  All in all I think he's a good analyst.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Golani View Post
                    Like how?

                    I'd agree he articulates in a "in your face style", sometimes more for shock value but that's probably to maintain the "telling it like it is" agenda of him.

                    All in all I think he's a good analyst.
                    It doesn't lend itself to real analysis much less real scholarship on military matters. Being a little polemical is ok, but you do need some real substance behind your words as well.
                    Last edited by Pilsudski; 21 Apr 10, 00:58.
                    "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                    --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                    • #11
                      I find alot of substance behind what he says (granted, currently I only read his novels and ACG column and articles, not yet any major books).

                      He's "calling it like it is" agend is good and important, in the future, unless we shape up he'll be one of those guys who'll have a free "I told you but you couldn't care less" card.

                      Eventually being a military/world affairs analysis is a bit like playing poker, you could have a great hand, know the rules inside and out, figure out a great strategy, but one wild card randomly showing can shuffle everything.

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                      • #12
                        I respectfully disagree. I'd prefer Van Creveld personally.
                        "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                        --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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