Scholar Warrior

The Emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty had a special guard squad that could execute any order. These guards were not banal killers. First, they took exams in painting, poetry, music, calligraphy, history, science and mathematics, medicine, and statecraft. Then there came fighting with swords, horse riding, archery, and martial arts. Those who passed the tests …

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The Purpose Political Science and Martial Arts Share (part 2)

In one of the posts I touched upon the commonality between seemingly divergent fields of political science and martial arts. I re-iterate the idea in the current post. What is common between political (social) science(s) and martial arts? In a fascinating academic article (these two adjectivies don't always go together) "Security and Emancipation" Ken Booth …

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