Thinking about the concept of antiaccess warfare may be likened to thinking about the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Dante Alighieri did not know that they were part of a renaissance; they simply experimented, strategized, and wrote in a fashion that seemed logical to them and appropriate to their times. It was the nineteenth-century European historian Jules Michelet who “discovered” that “the Renaissance” had occurred.
Tangredi, Sam J.
"Antiaccess Warfare as Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 71
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol71/iss1/4