History: Sun Tzu-Art of War

Sun Tzu’s writing is wildly popular in today’s world. This lecture lays out the historical context for “Master Sun’s Military Methods” and provides an overview of Sun Tzu’s strategy for war: (1) Be efficient, (2) avoid protracted wars, and (3) value the commander’s intellect and skill.

Movie: Charlie Wilson’s War

Directed by Mike Nichols. With Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav “Gust” Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone’s sorrow.

The SSTEAM-H sessions are open to all Orleck Members and Day visitors.  History Discussions will be held from 1000 to 1130 with a Movie of the week showing starting at 1200 onboard the ship  on each Wed and Saturday in coming months.

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