A new biography by Roger Lipsey invites today’s readers to explore Hammarskjöld’s politics, his spirituality, and the life that led from Sweden to global responsibility.
Hammarskj÷ld: A LIFE
Dag Hammarskjöld, second Secretary-General of the United Nations, left a legacy of acute political wisdom. Ranging from tactical insights to the psychology of leadership and peacemaking to the hopes of humanity, Hammarskjöld’s thought deserves a renewed welcome in today’s world. And then there is Markings, his private journal, classic in the literature of spirituality. We’ll keep it in mind here.