A sense of the enemy : the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind / Zachary Shore.
"More than two thousand years ago the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu advised us to know our enemies. The question has always been how. In A Sense of the Enemy, the historian Zachary Shore demonstrates that leaders can best understand an opponent not simply from his pattern of past behavior, but fro...
Oxford University Press,
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- Cover; Contents; Introduction: Seeking Strategic Empathy; 1. The Conscience of an Empire: Gandhi and the British Character; 2. Arming Your Enemy: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act I; 3. Steady on the Tightrope: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act II; 4. Stalin the Simulator: The Problem of Projected Rationality; 5. A Rendezvous With Evil: How Roosevelt Read Hitler; 6. Hanoi's New Foe: Le Duan Prepares for America; 7. Counting Bodies: The Benefits of Escalation; 8. The Continuity Conundrum: When the Past Misleads; 9. Number Worship: The Quant's Prediction Problem; Conclusion.
- Afterword: Fitting In: Some Thoughts on Scholarship, Sources, and MethodsAcknowledgments; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.