The greatest warrior is not the one who fights and wins a hundred battles, but the one who can defeat the enemy without fighting at all. That capability, according to a translation of the great ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu, constituted “the acme of skill.”
Hence the name of this website. Our editor is Dr. J. Michael Waller, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC.
AcmeofSkill.com contains much of Dr. Waller’s work in the areas of psychological conflict, political action and political warfare, public diplomacy, propaganda, and related fields.
The site links to his own writings, the writings and recordings of many others, the syllabi for his accelerated graduate-level courses at the Institute of World Politics, and a lot more. The site is not officially associated with the Institute of World Politics.
Professor Waller invites readers to participate in the life of AcmeofSkill.com, to exchange ideas and opinions, and to innovate with new ways to defeat freedom’s adversaries without having to fight them.