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Don’t Be The Kaiser or the Fuhrer

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Art of War of LearningThe original title of this post was “Don’t Be Germany”, but praising or insulting entire groups of people (as this post, frankly, does) never sat well with me. Too much individualism isn’t the problem, rather, the lack of it is.…

The Art of War (Sort Of) Applied to Learning A Language: Logistics, Supply Lines and Force Concentration

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Art of War of LearningFor starters, let me put this out there, just so we’re clear: I am a pacifist. I think armed conflict is almost always some combination of immoral, unnecessary and/or stupid. True, literal self-defense would be the only exception, which is…

War! What Is It Good For?

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning Teaching us how to allocate our time, energy and resources (TER) productively. People take limits in war seriously because death and destruction are salient consequences. Reified fecal matter can come into contact with air distribution appliances rather rapidly.  …

The Forever War and The AJATT Way

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Art of War of Learning

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Art of War of LearningThe Forever War is a 1970s military science fiction novel by Joe Haldeman. I actually found out about it in Japanese first, when it was referenced by 岡田斗司夫 (OKADA Toshio) under its Japanese title, 終り無き戦い (おわりなきたたかい, The Endless War /…