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    • jramey1971
      Scout
      3 months ago

      After reading this I'm thinking maybe it should be called The Art of Avoiding War.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      I think what The Art of War tells is very smart, which is that you can calculate up the wazoo, but human beings are fundamentally unpredictable. The only way that you can really predict what people will do is if you’re in a trusting relationship. How you scale that up is one of the primary issues in The Art of War. We were thinking the whole time of how often the text points to the psychological. How much is really predictable? That so much is unpredictable is the chief reason not to go to war.