Skip to comments.Robert E. Lee On Leadership
Posted on 04/29/2019 10:09:48 AM PDT by Pelham
Brian Lamb interviews author H.W. Crocker
H.W. Crocker talks about his book 'Robert E. Lee On Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision', published by Prima Publishing. The book profiles the life and career of the Confederate Army General. The author pays special attention to General Lees career as a farmer and president of the school now known as Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He examines the generals character, vision and spirit and how these principles can be applied in todays marketplace
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Uh, isn’t that like all racis’ and stuff? Mr. democrat...tear down that statue.
The greatest American general.
And soon, the students at Washington and Lee shall start tearing down statues
because they believe that they have been victimized by white privilege, slave-holding
folks who believed that they are being held back by racism.
One of the greatest Americans to have ever lived and some people want to tear him down.
These same people want to tear down America.
Just wait til the PC Revisionists discover this thread. I bet several will try to get an argument going and carry it on for days and days. Itd be par for the course.
Lee was truly the role model for American military leadership!
Great general. A great Virginian. Not a great American.
Some of us don't mind arguing with them for days. Weeks. Months. Years. :)
Dear Dr. Scott:
Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted.
General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was a poised and inspiring leader, true to the high trust reposed in him by millions of his fellow citizens; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his faith in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history.
From deep conviction, I simply say this: a nation of men of Lees calibre would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the Nations wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.
Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sir Winston Churchill: Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.
The period in American history known as reconstruction when blacks were given the vote (then restricted) gets the revisionist treatment or ignored because it doesnt fit into the socialists agenda which calls for division. The reason those monuments in question are placed, honoring men who fought for their cause when after defeat did not continue on. But rather chose to accept and support the result to unuify the country
I do not know how to better define a “great American.” His family was one of the foremost representatives of the new ethnicity that emerged after Yorktown. Unless you put adherence to the Federal Organizational structure ahead of the emergence of a spirit & purpose, clearly embraced by the Virginia Lees—as indeed by few other families to the same extent—they were clearly outstanding Americans.
Well, there was that whole going to war against his country thing....
One of them.
However, I do give him credit for his efforts at reunification of our nation after the war.
“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
Famous words about George Washington from a eulogy written by Henry Light Horse Harry Lee.
One of George Washington’s most valuable cavalry officers. Delegate to the Continental Congress. Ninth Governor of Virginia. Member of the House of Representatives. Called upon by President Washington to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. Father of Robert E. Lee.
I like Ike. He doesnt explain how a slaveholder backing out of his commitment to the Union to fight for slavery and Old Virginia against the United States makes him a great American? I think Lees efforts cost the country an extra year of war and maybe an extra couple of hundred thousand dead. The United States was a lot poorer because he walked on this earth. Keep the statue up that we may learn from it.
Lee had a commitment to states rights and independence from a Federal Govt hell bent on usurpation. Lee was correct. Look where the US is today. We now live in an empire run by 535 swamp dissension backed by a an impenetrable bureaucracy
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