un Tzu, the Chinese sage, warned of the danger in prolonged conflict. "Let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns," he wrote in "The Art of War."
In the next week, that advice will probably be on the mind of David Young, a leader of Hollywood's striking writers, who has closely studied the famous treatise in his time as a hard-nosed union organizer. Now 16 days into a work stoppage, screenwriters and their employers are scheduled to talk on Monday for the first time since Nov. 4.
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