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06 June 2012

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RE: [The general conception of such contests within the me(na) is that they are always zero sum games. This one is seen that way by the participants. That is why they want the other side vanquished and they have no interest at all in compromise as a solution....Westerners just don't "get it"]

Col. sir,

It's just that Caucasians have this sacred ideal that due to the Westphalian order of the "way-things-ought-to-be" but is in reality divorced with the way-things-are.

http://www.versobooks.com/books/406-the-myth-of-1648

Maybe you folks in the West are better off (re)reading Thucydides, Machiavelli, Clausewitz & et. al. the rest of the Realists.

Speak Victorian, think pagan, hm?

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