Yesterday, a number of outlets reported on the fact that the federal judiciary is–like many other government agencies–bracing for budget cuts. In the short term, the Judicial Conference is talking about curtailing services for probation and pretrial services. But in the long term, these cuts may also affect the ways in which

Tibetan terrain.

And so we come to Sun Tzu. Poor, abused, overused, Sun Tzu, who’s been drafted to advise on everything from sales to blogging.

Sun Tzu is popular because he’s easy to quote.  Because Sun Tzu is so aphoristic, most books, commentators, etc., focus on either (1) how to apply those aphorisms in a modern