The Warrior Ethos evolved from the primary need of the spear-toting, rock-throwing, animal-skin-wearing hunting band—the need to survive.
Note: Are humans never to evolve beyond an ethos that dates back to the beginning of human history?
The ancients resisted innovation in warfare because they feared it would rob the struggle of honor.
Note: Were they wrong about this? the mercenaries in The Profession show honor, right?
The language of the Warrior Ethos is private. It speaks warrior to warrior and doesn’t care if outsiders get it or not.
Note: Then why share it with the genral reader in this book?
Is it healthy for a society to entrust its defense to one percent of its population, while the other 99 percent thanks its lucky stars that it doesn’t have to do the dirty work?
Note: Good question.