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Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu and the Art of War

Powerpoint as non-lethal debilitation

“Make no mistake, PowerPoint is not a neutral tool — it is actively hostile to thoughtful decision-making. It has fundamentally changed our culture by altering the expectations of who makes decisions, what decisions they make and how they make them.”

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2009/07/4061641

IDF & radical theory

“If Israeli army pedagogy is using Deleuze & Guattari's war machine theory and Debord's aestheticized Sun Tzu to create a 'paradigm busting' officer corps, this just goes to show that Deleuze was serious when he insisted on the empirical, strategic orientation of his and Guattari's 'image of thought'. Although given the IDF's complete failure so far to achieve any (avowable) military or political end by cluster-bombing Lebanon back into the kind of preindustrial chaos its commanders regard as Arabs' natural condition, either the Generals' application of the theory or its own analytic effectiveness might soon be called into question.”

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