Art of War
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In this article, the writer discusses that the overall tenor of Sun Tzu's work is the use of war to achieve strategic advantage in politics, rather than to establish unquestioned dominance over an area. The writer notes that perhaps this is why the book is more popular today with leaders in non-military arenas, such as business and politics, who put Tzu's words into effect in diplomatic, rather than militaristic ways. Further, the writer points out that the constrained and tactical use of war to achieve an advantage was ideal in feudal societies, where war was an accepted part of life, but in a contained although constant fashion. The writer concludes that even though military circumstances have changed, because Sun Tzu introduced so many elements to his work with principles, examples, and potent metaphors that could be extrapolated to other areas of life, his words live on.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Sun Tzu. "The Art of War." E-Text at China Page. [2 May 2006] http://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html#09
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