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By Miyamoto Musashi

ISBN-10: 1607784963

ISBN-13: 9781607784968

The booklet of 5 earrings (Go Rin No Sho) is a textual content on kenjutsu and the martial arts commonly, written by way of the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. it's thought of a vintage treatise on army procedure, very like sunlight Tzu's The artwork of warfare and Chanakya's Arthashastra. there were a number of translations remodeled the years, and it enjoys an viewers significantly broader than merely that of martial artists: for example, a few enterprise leaders locate its dialogue of clash and taking the virtue to be appropriate to their paintings. The modern day Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu employs it as a handbook of process and philosophy. Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" topic during the textual content. for example, he again and again comments that technical thrives are over the top, and contrasts caring approximately such issues with the main that every one process is just a style of scaling down one's opponent. He additionally consistently makes the purpose that the understandings expressed within the e-book are vital for wrestle on any scale, even if a one-on-one duel or a huge conflict. Descriptions of ideas are frequently through admonitions to "investigate this thoroughly" via perform, instead of attempt to research via simply studying. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the unfastened encyclopedia.

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She also put herself through a few of the journeys. While the first Urban Trawls were mostly undertaken with a man who often knew British cities better than I did, around half of this book is based on travels with my partner Agata Pyzik, a Polish writer whose prior expectations of proper European urbanity were a constant source of shame, as I faced her incredulity at the chaos we’d made of our cities, her shock that Empire and First World wealth had managed to create such squalor. I tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to convince her that urban Britain does have certain qualities of its own, and if I failed with her, I hope to have better luck with the reader.

Rioting is a politics of despair; but to claim that these riots are somehow different, somehow ‘neo­liberal’, because of the allegedly novel phenomenon of mass looting, is asinine. It would have been wrong to cheer on rioters against corner shopkeepers trying to defend their already small livelihoods; but it is equally wrong to pretend that this had nothing to do with the demonization of the young and poor, nothing to do with our brutally unequal society and our pathetic trickle-down attempts at palliation.

Like the earlier A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain it is based on ‘Urban Trawl’, a regular feature I wrote for the architectural magazine Building Design, a series of architectural travelogues through British cities during the Great Recession. In these essays those cities are seen as political spaces subject to the changes in the British economy from the post-war settlement to the Thatcher-Blair consensus, as spaces where the movements in architectural theory from modernism to postmodernism and back have had profound and complex effects, and as spaces where the self-image of rural Albion can be tested against the urban and suburban reality.

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