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10 thoughts on “On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence

  1. says:

    This book covers the psychological factors that lead to horrible leadership failures It shows how authoritarian personalities that can function during peace, but not during times of stress cause horrible tragedies For those not interested in military affairs, this also shows up in America s current politics with the rise of authorita...


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    The book was interesting in that it brought a whole new approach to thinking about military leaders and where they come from It also brought an interesting perspective about military leadership, military organizations and who they potentially attract for leaders The author suffers from not having a deep or particularly wide understanding of war Additionally, he is very focused on the British military which really narrows many of his conclussions It is a topic that is worth thinking about, I The book was interesting in that it brought a whole new approach to thinking about military leaders and where ...


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    This book is worth reading on several levels The anecdotes of military incompetence are fascinating and the reasons for failure are well linked in More importantly anyone who works in a heirarchy most of us should read this book It explains why those most anxious to increase their status are often the least suitable for management positions I...


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    Dixon s study of military incompetence deepens the traditional observation that peacetime armies and wartime armies prefer and promote very different types of officer Dixon seeks to give this observation an explanation a basis that is rooted in Freudian psychology The work appears rather dated in its psychology I doubt many modern psychologists would credit the idea that Field Marshall Haig sent thousands of men to their death on the battlefield of the Somme because his mother had been too Dixon s study of military incompetence deepens the traditional observation that peacetime armies and wartime armies prefer and promote very different types of officer Dixon seeks to give this observation an explanation a basis that is rooted in...


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    The book starts with short description of unnecessary carnage in WW 1, Boer war and Crimea, among others Very helpful for someone who is not a history buff like myself buffs are advised by the author to skip this first part.Then Dixon tries to psychologically explain what caused these mishaps, quoting from many sources For example on British in America p.199 The men in their scarlet uniforms and white spatterdashes, marching in columns, were the sort of target an ambush force dreams of The book starts with short description of unnecessary carnage in WW 1, Boer war and Crimea, among others Very helpful for someone who is not a history buff like myself buffs are advised by the author to skip this first part.Then Dixon tries to psychologically explain what caused these mishaps, quoting from many sources For example on British in America p.199 The men in their scarlet uniforms and white spatterdashes, marching in columns, were the sort of target an ambush force dreams of som of the British troops broke for cover and fired from behind trees This appalled general Braddock and his officers they considered skulking behind trees both undisciplined and unsoldierly So they drove the Tommies back into columns, where of course they were butchered Similarly p.292 A plot to assassinate Hitler during the 1930s was turned down ...


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    thought provoking


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    What were they thinking If you ve ever wondered that while studying the Great War, you re in good company, although it s Norman Dixon s contention that most of us who have done so, have come to the wrong conclusion As a former British Army officer and an experimental psychologist, he is under no illusions about the war s horrific cost in lives and resources, nor is he bashful about laying the blame where it belongs But he believes there s another way to explain and understand the characterist What were they thinking If you ve ever wondered that while studying the Great War, you re in good company, although it s Norman Dixon s contention that most of us who have done so, have come to the wrong conclusion As a former British Army officer and an experimental psychologist, he is under no illusions about the war s horrific cost in lives and resources, nor is he bashful about laying the blame where it belongs But he believes there s anoth...


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    Dixon is an engaging and entertaining curmudgeon, who takes a psychological stab at explaining military incompetence With several years as a bomb defusal specialist in the Royal Engineers before becoming a psychiatrist, Dixon is well suited to write such a study of generalship Taking the British centrism and psychoanalytic perspective as features rather than bugs, this is an interesting attempt to explain and improve the serious failures of military incompe...


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    Interesante an lisis sobre las causas psicol gicas de a incompetencia militar Comienza con una breve rese a de grandes desastres militares, enfocados en el ej rcito brit nico, y luego realiza un an lisis de los puntos en com n que tienen las personalidades de los generales que estaban a cargo.La tesis del autor es que la estructura misma del mundo militar atrae y premia a personalidades autoritarias aunque pueda parecer evidente y que stas tienen tal falta de amor propio que terminan siendo Interesante an lisis sobre las causas psicol gicas de a incompetencia ...


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    Make no mistake, this is a psychology book While the first half is an in depth examination of primarily British military incompetence from 1850 1950, the second half is a psychological examination of the factors that could have caused such i...


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On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence download On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence , read online On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence , kindle ebook On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence , On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence 05fe1949defe This Unique And Penetrating Book Surveys 100 Years Of Military Inefficiency From The Crimean War, Through The Boer Conflict, To The Disasterous Campaigns Of The First World War And The Calamities Of The Second It Examines The Social Psychology Of Military Organizations, Provides Case Studies Of Individual Commanders And Identifies An Alarming Pattern In The Causes Of Military Disaster.Absorbing And Original, This Is The Definitive History Of Military Failures.