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Google First, Ask Questions Later May 18, 2007

Posted by KG in Books, Internet, Language.

A mixed blessing: realizing your meandering, random, seemingly fascinating thought actually has an exact historical answer that is possibly definitive.

The thought (cooked up while doing situps and watching CNN): When did we start metaphorically mapping “theater” to warfare?  Is it part of human nature to try and separate ourselves from the ugly nature of war by mapping it to the artificial world of theater?  Is this symbolic mapping only in English?

The answer: Clausewitz.  Thanks, wikibrain!

A new subject I now realize I’m completely ignorant in: Theory of War.  I guess Sun Tzu doesn’t cut it.        



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