I am slowly working my way through all six volumes of Gibbon’s great work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The saying is that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Well, friends, from what I see, we are repeating it.
I am not sure if any of you are interested in joining me on this literary journey. It is quite a large time commitment. However, if you elect to do so, then I will be here to discuss our thoughts along the way.
Why Operational and Strategic Levels for this thread, you ask? I imagine you will understand after reading the first few chapters of Volume One.