My New Book

Teaching Common Sense

How is critical thinking taught? How will the next generation cope with an ever-changing and increasingly complex world?

These are the key questions that the Grand Strategy program at Yale seeks to address.

For sixteen years the Grand Strategy program has been cultivating leadership skills of Yale University’s undergraduates and graduate students. In Linda Kulman’s compelling book, we learn about this remarkable program from the inside, sharing the stress of the “murder boards,” the revelation of applying the classics to current geopolitical situations, and the crucial importance of fast decision-making under duress. Teaching Common Sense weaves together on-site reporting, archival research, and original survey data into an intellectual history of the Grand Strategy program.