Kenneth McDonald co-authors Pursuing the Honorable – Reawakening Honor in the Modern Military with Justin Anderson and Foreword by Major General Peter J. Boylan Jr.
Pursuing the Honorable argues that our modern understanding of honor, as seen through example of today's military training, is deficient. To remedy this, the book returns to an understanding of the honorable good, especially manifested for philosophers like Aristotle and Cicero in a life of the human virtues. However, because honor as defined by the honorable good needs to be applicable to the 21st Century occidental world of liberal democratic values, the study includes careful attention to those conditions under which honor can once again become a live option. While special attention is given to military training, including concrete proposals for its renewal, what the study discovers extends to many forms of human life. Available at Rowman & Littlefield and Amazon.