By Reginald Shareef
“Whether you live or die depends on the configuration of the battleground; whether you survive or perish depends on the way of battle.” — “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu
Many pundits were surprised by President Obama’s victory in the “fiscal cliff” battle with Republicans to raise the income tax rate on higher-earning Americans. They shouldn’t have been. Here’s why.
Shareef is a professor of public administration and policy at Radford University and Virginia Tech.