The Art of War Plus The Art of Politics

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Two books in one. This ebook contains the complete award-winning translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War plus its line-by-line adaptation, The Art of Politics, applying Sun Tzu's proven principles to winning campaigns. The PDF shows the two versions, the original text and its application to politics, side-by-side, line-by-line. Our other ebook formats show a "stanza" of The Art of War followed by the same stanza from The Art of Politics adaptation.

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Sample Text (Chapter One, Stanza 1-2)

Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

The campaigner hears:
This is politics.
It is the most valuable skill in any nation.
It is the source of a nation's wealth or poverty.
It is a course to success or disaster.
You must study politics seriously.

6Your skill comes from five factors.
Study these factors when you plan war.
You must insist on knowing your situation.
1. Discuss philosophy.
2. Discuss the climate.
3. Discuss the ground.
4. Discuss leadership.
5. Discuss military methods.

Using five factors determines your political success.
Consider all these factors when you analyze a given political race.
You use them to know your political position:
1. Talk about your political philosophy.
2. Talk about the changing political trends.
3. Talk about the politics of the geographical area.
4. Talk about each politician's talents.
5. And talk about your campaign process.


Table of Contents
(Page numbers from print and PDF versions)
          Art of War
             Art of Politics


        Foreword: Using Strategy in Politics          9
        Introduction: Sun Tzu’s Basic Concepts    17
    1     Analysis                                                   24
            Your Political Position                             26
    2     Going to War                                           38           
             Picking a Campaign                              40
    3    Planning an Attack                                   50
            Your Political Ground                              52
    4    Positioning                                                62
            Positions on Issues                                 64
    5    Momentum                                                74
            Creative Campaigning                            76
    6    Weakness and Strength                           86
            Your Voters’ Needs                                 88
    7     Armed Conflict                                       102
            Contacting Voters                                 104
     8     Adaptability                                            116
            Campaign Adjustments                        118
    9    Armed March                                          126
            Moving the Campaign Forward            128
    10    Field Position                                        146
            Campaign Positions                             148
    11    Types of Terrain                                    164
            Campaign Stages                                 166
    12     Attacking with Fire                               190
            Firestorms of Controversy                    192
    13     Using Spies                                         202
            Political Intelligence                             204
         Glossary of Terms in The Art of War       216
         Index of Topics in The Art of War            220
         About the Authors                                   222