The Art of War

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  • Sun Tzu Qualities

    there is ever a time that calls for immediate action and the highest level of decision-making, it is war. This is why the qualities of a president should be like that of an expert general in wartime. Sun Tzu was an ancient Chinese general that commanded over one hundred thousand soldiers in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty of Spring and Autumn (771 to 403 BC). In his well-renowned treatise of war, Art of War, Sun Tzu wrote that a commander should stand for virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence,…

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  • Sun Tzu War Summary

    known for : The Art of War - Had strong interest in military and became a soldier. - Gained reputation as a good leader of soldiers. - Led the State of Wu to many victories including the capture of the Chu capital city of Ying.  Main points of his/her strategic thought: - Doctrines: 1. Prepare suit defenses to against any attack. 2. Seek ways to defeat the enemy without engaging in a battle. 3. Follow the enemy situation in order to decide the battle. - Waging war: 1. Prolonged war is…

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  • The War Against Body Art Analysis

    Donny Collinson Jan. 25. 2016 2 ̊ Mrs. Randazzo The War Against Body art Many teenagers love the idea of having beautiful designs and jewelry displayed all over their bodies, but many of their parents will not allow it. One of the most controversial questions about teenagers and their desire for body art would have to be “Should teenagers be allowed to get tattoos and or piercings without parental consent?” I personally believe teenagers should not be able to get tattoos or piercings without…

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  • Wang Pufeng Development

    China’s Development of Warfare At times of war, nations may rely on certain individuals to strategize and produce the best outcome for their nation. Within China there are two important figures whom provided great strategies and optimized China’s warfare tactics. Sun Tzu, one of China’s key icons in regards to military tactics, has provided great knowledge on the ways of warfare during the era of approximately 400 BC. He focuses on aspects regarding the enemy’s psychology and as well the…

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  • Characteristics Of Machiavelli's Ideal Leader

    Describe the qualities of Machiavelli’s ideal prince in relation to one contemporary or historical leader. What characteristics should a prince possess, and how should a prince behave and lead his people, and how does this advice from Machiavelli play out in real life with the leader you chose as an example. Is their leadership good for their people? Neighboring countries? The world? Every person has their own individual skills that make us different from each other. This applies even to…

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  • Machiavelli's Immorality Analysis

    Dedicated to the Florentine ruler Lorenzo II de’ Medici, Machiavelli’s Prince is a guidebook on how to acquire power and stabilize your state. Inscribed in a tradition of political advice books , what sets it apart from those that came before him are the radical and obviously wicked guidelines it puts forwards. However, before establishing whether or not The Prince is truly a handbook of wickedness, this term must be elucidated. Wickedness, synonym of evilness, is commonly interpreted as either…

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  • Human Weaknesses In Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

    Through their powerful renderings of war and politics, Niccolò Machiavelli's iconoclastic 1532 political treatise The Prince and Shakespeare's 1599 historical tragedy Julius Caesar mutually seek to explore the nature of human weakness. A manifestation of Machiavelli's radically realpolitik interpretation of Renaissance humanism, The Prince subverts the traditional Christian moral zeitgeist, redefining weakness in instrumental terms - that a leader's results are superior in importance to his…

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  • The Economy Of Violence In Machiavelli's The Prince

    In The Prince, Machiavelli writes on how a prince is to take power and how to maintain his position (Ryan, 2012, p.364). The concept of virtù is introduced, as an essential component that a prince must possess. It could be translated as the ability, quality or determination that secures political success (Ryan, 2012, p.375). Machiavelli finds an example of a virtuous prince in Cesare Borgia, described as a skillful leader who was only defeated by the negative effects of fortuna (Ryan, 2012,…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Machiavelli's Virtue

    Machiavelli is a man of many labels, but perhaps the most accurate is that he was a main of calculation. For all the talk of evil, cruelty and virtues, he could really be seen as the father of the cost-benefit analysis. In that same light, Machiavelli’s virtù and traditional virtues should not be seen as at odds, but rather as tools that work in tandem. To view them as wholly incompatible by nature is a narrow view at best, and woefully idealistic at worst. Indeed, they appear incompatible only…

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  • Machiavelli's Claim That It Is Better To Be Feared Than Loved

    Machiavelli – asses machiavelli’s claim that it is better for a prince to be feared than loved. Is such a dictum useful in democratic politics? The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, offers many different ideas about how to gain and maintain political Power. One of the main stigmas within the entire text is that, as a leader, it Is better to be feared then loved. As with majority of Machiavelli’s dictums this particular point is still incredibly relevant and useful in democratic politics.…

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