An anti-war treatise, indeed. There’s a reason the first chapter of ‘Art of War’ is all about doing everything possible to avoid war.

On the subject of Machiavelli — similarly misunderstood. Many scholars regard ‘The Prince’ as a scathing satire, rather than a how-to.

Great article, thanks for sharing :)

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