The Warrior’s Manifesto is a concise and potent declaration of principles that outline what it means to be a warrior. It is a brief, dramatic statement on the what, the why, and the way. These are not mere abstractions. Warriors must understand and embody them to bring wisdom, courage, and clarity to their work.
Daniel Modell knows the importance of this grounding. He served twenty years with the New York Police Department before retiring as a lieutenant.
“A warrior is not defined by insignia, uniforms, or shields; a warrior is not birthed by bow, sword, or gun,” he writes. “Warriors existed before all these things, and where he dons or wields them bestows them their meaning.”
From ancient times to our own era, the way of the warrior has been a path apart. Whether serving in the trenches or securing our streets, warriors embrace a life most citizens would never choose. As Modell writes, the pay is modest, the hours long and ungodly. Warriors find themselves away from their families, often in harm’s way. They experience horror and tragedy. Politicians exploit them. The media and the public scrutinize their every act.
“You will begin each day knowing that you may never see another,” Modell says. He makes it clear that this is no mere job. It is a calling.
“You must stand between the predators and the innocents of the world and hold the line with your blood,” he writes.
The Warrior’s Manifesto is an undeniable statement that will influence warriors for generations. This book is certain to become a classic.