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What is the contemporary translation of this quote from The Art of War?

Guy Debord's 1988 essay “Comments on The Society of the Spectacle” opens with this epigram from Sun Tzu's The Art of War: However critical the situation and circumstances in which you find yourself, ...
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In what way does Sun Tzu square "put your soldiers in desperate straits" with his earlier chapter

I would love your take on a section I am currently reading about, Sun Tzu’s description of grounds. He says: Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, ...
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Difference between translations of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War"?

I am planning to buy "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu (in English translation) but I've found versions of 90 pages, 170 pages and 200 pages. What is the difference between these versions? Is there a ...
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When and where was 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu first adopted outside of China?

While of ancient origin and being still relevant today, much is speculation about the military classic 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. Even the existence of the author is disputed. He allegedly served ...
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