|THE ESSENTIAL PRECEPTS OF SUN TZU
|EDITED AND ARRANGED BY
I originally created this little booklet in the summer of 1994. I wanted to extract the principles from the
'Art of War' and present them without all the extraneous commentary. This little booklet is the result; a
derived work from a public domain version of the 'Art of War' that was out of copyright.
After the Waco debacle many of us in the Patriot movement thought that martial law and tyranny were
eminent and this was also a motivator for producing this work. It was designed as a pocket field manual
for the unorganized militia - the People.
In trying to sell the book I found one dealer, Dave Morse of Firing Pin Enterprises who liked what I had
done. He bought a number of copies from me and eventually produced a version that is still for sale on
the Firing Pin website. Here is the link:http://www.firingpin.com/forbidden.htm#artofwar The book is
located above the Turner Diaries which I do not endorse because of its racist content. However, I am a
believer in free speech. We, as Americans, have the right to read or say anything we want according to
the First Amendment of the Constitution. The website is fantastic and I highly recommend it. There are
things on this site that you might not be able to find anywhere else. The main index link is:
For this online version, I used a table and column function to put four pages of the book on each 81/2 by
11 sheet. That way, you can print the booklet, cut the pages, staple it and have your own copy. I
managed to get all of the pages to print on just one page except for the chapter on Weakness and
Strength which runs over into another blank page. The program sort of does what it wants. If there are
slight differences in the formatting from page to page - its not my fault! I can't spend any more time on it.
The "Art of War" is not a "Christian" work. The principles outlined are matters of individual discretion
Remember these precepts can also be used against you. If the enemy is in range then so are you.
The Marines have a saying that goes something like this: "Nobody wants war but in case there is a war
somebody has to know how to fight it." It is in this spirit that "The Essential Precepts of Sun Tzu: 'The Art
of War" is offered.