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You have to be Chinese to get Sun Tzu?

“If one had to be Chinese to understand strategic thought, can only a German (A European? a Westerner?) understand On War?”

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“If one had to be Chinese to understand strategic thought, can only a German (A European? a Westerner?) understand On War?” — Eugenia Kiesling, in a review in the April 2016 issue of the “Journal of Military History” of a recent book about Sun Tzu.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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