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Help understanding a line from Rise of the King

abrazilian
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April 17th, 2018, 12:36 am #1

In the book Rise of the King, at the end of Part 3 "Boil" - the second to last paragraph:

"If we measure victory as a condition better than what was in place before the conflict, then there will be no winners. Of that I am certain."

Anyone have an idea what this means? Is Drizzt saying "there will be no winners" even if it means things got better? Or maybe there are never any winners?

thanks!
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April 17th, 2018, 7:15 pm #2

The point is that things aren't getting better.  You can be better compared to the other person, but compared to how you started off, you're worse off.  Kind of like a mutually assured destruction scenario.
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April 17th, 2018, 7:21 pm #3

montecristo76 wrote: The point is that things aren't getting better.  You can be better compared to the other person, but compared to how you started off, you're worse off.  Kind of like a mutually assured destruction scenario.
thanks for that - makes sense - now I can move on!
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