John J. Pitney The Art of Political Warfare

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The Art of Political Warfare highlights the striking similarities between politics and war. Applying military thought to domestic politics, John J. Pitney, Jr., persuasively argues that the language of war teaches us about political activity. Combining lively story telling with solid scholarship, he ranges across history to produce a unique field manual for politics.Pitney discusses how military principle can explain victory or defeat in politics, whether for an election campaign or a legislative blitz. Each chapter takes a single concept form the military—strategy, leadership, training, intelligence, deception logistics, friction, family-and applies it to political concerns ranging from campaign warchests to legislative tactics.This strikingly original book will appeal to campaign operatives, armchair political strategists, and students of political science. In this presidential election year, The Art of Political Warfare is necessary reading for people fighting in the political trenches those who simply want an engrossing view of the battlefield.

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John J. Pitney, Jr., is Associate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. He has served as Deputy Director the Research Department of the Republican National Committee and was the senior domestic policy analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Research Committee. He is coauthor of Congress' Permanent Minority? Republicans in the US House.

Pitney has authored several books and newspaper and magazine articles, some of which have appeared in The Atlanta Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and The Weekly Standard. He has also appeared frequently on the C-SPAN network.

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Drawing parallels between war and politics, the author explains why military principles can be applied to an understanding of the events, concepts, concerns, issues, and practices of political life.

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