“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
John Lewis Gaddis, Yale University’s Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History and one of the founders of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, will join Graham Allison, Harvard University’s Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and Co-Director of the Applied History Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, for a discussion of his new book, On Grand Strategy.
A guide to grand strategy as Applied History from Xerxes to FDR, the book allows the reader to become a student in Professor Gaddis’s legendary course on strategy at Yale.
This event is open to the public, but admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be provided.