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    Default What the War in Ukraine Can Teach the US Government about Competition with China

    Worth reading:

    "The only thing autocrats seem to excel at is manipulating public opinion. Thatís how they get to be autocrats. Restricting the free flow of information then becomes essential to maintaining their authority. Autocrats generally canít handle criticism or learn from failure. They tend to blame mistakes on subordinates who then stop telling the truth. Apparatchiks and sycophants administer everything. Initiative becomes impossible, creativity fades, and talent withers. Reprisal and punishment are the only reward for those who dare to identify problems. Weíve seen it many times in many societies."

    https://allthingsnuclear.org/gkulack...on-with-china/
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    Default Re: What the War in Ukraine Can Teach the US Government about Competition with China

    Good points, makes sense probably

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    Default Re: What the War in Ukraine Can Teach the US Government about Competition with China

    Russia is a good example of the quote above being accurate.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Default Re: What the War in Ukraine Can Teach the US Government about Competition with China

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    . Autocrats generally canít handle criticism or learn from failure. They tend to blame mistakes on subordinates who then stop telling the truth. Apparatchiks and sycophants administer everything. Reprisal and punishment are the only reward for those who dare to identify problems.
    Sounds like every single organisation of every single human group forever.
    Never mind leaders, companies, help groups, parties, whatever.

    Kissing up to the big man(or woman) and anyone who complains get ********s.
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