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The art of creating power: Lawrence Freedman on strategy

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Lawrence Freedman is professor of War Studies at King’s College London, where he is also vice-principal. He is the Official Historian of the Falklands campaign and, since 2009, has sat on the committee of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.

Freedman’s latest book is Strategy: A History, a magisterial summary of a lifetime’s learning that examines the long career of the notion of strategy, not just in military affairs but in politics and business too. I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago and began by asking…

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