Released: Filed Under: Stoa Lincoln-Douglas
In The Art of War, probably the best-known book of military wisdom in human history, Sun Tzu wrote that “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” To me, that quote means two things. First, your level of preparation will determine your win rate. Second, winners win because they put themselves in winning situations. This article is intended to help you prepare strategies that let you frame the debate on favorable ground. The following pages are mostly filled with resolutional analysis concepts that build from the definitions in the Resolutional Overview. If you haven’t read the Overview, I highly recommend you do that first and then come back to this article. I will wait patiently for you.
Structurally, I’ve split this piece into two parts, which answer the following two vaguely grammatical questions: Who is doing the valuing? When can they do the valuing? Part I deals with the resolution’s actor, and Part II covers the conflict in the resolution. I’ve included, in both parts, some assorted tips, tricks, and tactics that I hope you can apply throughout your years of debate. Tally ho.
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