The release of Nextbook Press’ biography of David Ben-Gurion, co-written by Israeli President Shimon Peres, allows Edward N. Luttwak today in Tablet Magazine to contrast Ben-Gurion’s bold, uncompromising leadership with that of other leaders, most especially President Barack Obama—who, Luttwak argues, trusts the conventional wisdom and avoids hard decisions where Ben-Gurion would go with his gut and burn his own bridges (or fire upon his own ships).