Do Martial Arts Create Just Societies?
For ten years I have been polishing this sword;
Its frosty edge has never been put to the test.
Now I am holding it and showing it to you, sir:
Is there anyone suffering from injustice?
-“The Swordsman” by Jia Dao (Tang dynasty). Trans. Liu, 1967.
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