The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Join the Hungarian London School of Economics Alumni Association and the Common Sense Society for our next reading group featuring chapters from “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu

8103c5381e41ec3bd21878ae_320x560Date: Wednesday, January 31.

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Saint Ignatius Jesuit College of Excellence
1085 Budapest, Horánszky street 18.

Sun Tzu, a military strategist and general who served the state of Wu near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC), is traditionally considered the author of The Art of War the earliest known treatise on war and military science. The work is more likely to have been written early in the Warring States period (475–221 BC), at a time when China was divided into six or seven states that often resorted to war with each other in their struggles for supremacy.


The Art of War is a systematic guide to strategy and tactics for rulers and commanders. The book discusses various maneuvers and the effect of terrain on the outcome of battles. It stresses the importance of accurate information about the enemy’s forces, dispositions and deployments, and movements. It also emphasizes the unpredictability of battle and the use of flexible strategies and tactics. The book’s insistence on the close relationship between political considerations and military policy greatly influenced some modern strategists.

The discussion will be led by Levente Nyitrai President of the Hungarian LSE Alumni Association

To read the text, click here.

Registration is required.


If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to 
Elek Dorián at