Art Of War

This document contains the complete text of Master Sun Art of War. Sun Tzu lived around 2,500 years ago. Sun Tzu I: Strategic Assessments Military action is important to the nation — it is the ground of death and life, the path of survival and destruction, so it is imperative to examine it.  Therefore measure […]

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‘Two hands are a lot’ — we’re hiring data scientists, project managers, policy experts, assorted weirdos… (by Dominic Cummings)

‘This is possibly the single largest design flaw contributing to the bad Nash equilibrium in which … many governments are stuck. Every individual high-functioning competent person knows they can’t make much difference by being one more face in that crowd.’ Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI expert, LessWrong etc. ‘[M]uch of our intellectual elite who think they have […]

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Can wars no longer be won?

Author Cian O’Driscoll Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow Disclosure statement Cian O’Driscoll received funding from the Independent Social Research Foundation and Economic and Social Research Council for this work. He is the author of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War. ………………………………………………… Kurdish forces seized control of the Syrian town of Kobani in […]

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SUN TZU – SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 1. LAYING PLANS 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. 11. These five heads should be familiar to […]

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Sith, Sufis & The Salaf

The Sith is the True Salaf, the true way Sufis, the real Jedi – neutral and balanced. The Sith use honest passion and emotion to channel the Force. Unlike the Jedi who like Sufis, use inner peace as a get out clause that limits their creativity. Through true passion and emotion the Sith recognise that […]

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