Conflict arises from the leadership of ‘excessively optimistic and impatient men…’

Just a thought

…societies have historically been “persuaded to fight because most of their leaders were excessively optimistic and impatient men, and persuaded to cease fighting because those leaders, having failed, had been replaced by more cautious men.”


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