Dean Woodruff was recognized with a reception for his most recent book, The Ajax Dilemma. The book applies ancient Greek dilemmas to contemporary life, asking prescient questions about how whether it is fair to lavish rewards on the superstar at the expense of the rank-and-file. Dr. Woodruff begins with a simple fable from the Illiad: after Achilles is slain in battle, Agamemnon must decide which of the Greek warriors will receive his armor. How should today’s Agamemnons decide? Should the prize go to the cunning strategist, or to the loyal, hard-working soldier?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011