Strategy - Conclusions from Twenty-Five Centuries Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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Conclusions from Twenty-Five Centuries Summary and Analysis

As clearly as the chapter is titled, the author presents conclusions here. The first that he goes into is how the nature of both man and of war, from a male perspective, has predominantly relied upon the direct approach. Even so, Liddell Hart shares with the reader the results of his research: decisive results, ones with relatively long standing effects, are consistently the outcome of indirect strategies instead of direct ones.

Since the author has shown illustrated in earlier chapters the difference between indecisive results and those that are decisive, the reader at this point is meant to automatically understand what is intended.

Another major elucidation herein is that all Great Captains, especially when they are in the weaker position, either materially or in the realm of raw force, do best to evade any direct...

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