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    How about Karl von Clausewitz? Not a general, but a military theorist?


    BTW YLJ, grand strategy is definately not boring. Personally I find that the most interesting aspect of long-term military planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    How about Karl von Clausewitz? Not a general, but a military theorist?


    BTW YLJ, grand strategy is definately not boring. Personally I find that the most interesting aspect of long-term military planning.
    I was just trying to deter them ENTPs, sire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    How about Karl von Clausewitz? Not a general, but a military theorist?


    BTW YLJ, grand strategy is definately not boring. Personally I find that the most interesting aspect of long-term military planning.
    Hm...
    Clausewitz seems like an INTP in the way that he writes.
    The fact that his book wasn't finished because of careful consideration of each individual piece in it on the time of his death speaks volumes as well.
    It's sort of a military philosophy as well, so i'll go with INTP.

    Maybe not the greatest of generals, but definitely a great theorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    I was just trying to deter them ENTPs, sire.
    Ahhh I see. Dont fuck with Ni strategists!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Hm...
    Clausewitz seems like an INTP in the way that he writes.
    The fact that his book wasn't finished because of careful consideration of each individual piece in it on the time of his death speaks volumes as well.
    It's sort of a military philosophy as well, so i'll go with INTP.

    Maybe not the greatest of generals, but definitely a great theorist.
    I largely was thinking the same, since INTPs are usually theorists in general. On War isn't just a simple manual of how to wage war, but goes into the multiple theoretical dimensions of war as well. He even incorporated elements of Kantian metaphysics, which at first sight doesn't seem to have much bearing on military matters. But remember Sun Tzu operated on Taoist premises, so the seperation of military theory from normal philosophy is impossible.


    Alright - how about B.H. Liddell Hart? Another theorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post

    Alright - how about B.H. Liddell Hart? Another theorist.
    I read a couple of his books last year...
    The ones describing the war in detailed overview from beginning to end.
    I'd say it's an equal chance on many different types.
    xNxJ is what is says to me, at least a little.
    But I could be wrong.

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    Talking about his book on WWII?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Talking about his book on WWII?
    Sorry, I just looked it up on Wikipedia a minute ago.
    It's one book in English, but it was published in my native Swedish as two separate books, one about 39-41 and the other about 42-45.
    My mistake

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    No worries, I was just wondering what book you were referring to.

    I also have questions about Creveld, Keegan, and Holmes. Not generals, but military historians:

    [youtube="iy1W8hAfGHc"]Martin Van Creveld[/youtube]

    [youtube="zQEFTh-jUHg"]John Keegan[/youtube]

    [youtube="ulcexsYHpNQ"]Richard Holmes[/youtube]

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I'm saying that you're being inflexible and close minded on people's abilities and functions... I've routinely beat xNTJs on Risk in the past
    You have to remember though, that by your own reckoning you have a very sharp Ne (Which I envy -- I prefer Ne, but I wish my Ne and Se were as sharp and balanced as yours).
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