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Old 2022-03-15, 17:33   #188
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Can we hope this is accurate?
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Old 2022-03-15, 19:43   #189
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Munich – The Edge of War is a 2021 German/British drama film, directed by Christian Schwochow, - highly recommended as a psychological analysis of war and appeasement policies.

History repeated, still confirms the old aphorism:
“The lesson of history is that no one learns.” ― Steven Erikson
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Old 2022-03-15, 19:59   #190
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I recommend too Robert Harris book.
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Old 2022-03-15, 20:26   #191
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
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Old 2022-03-15, 21:15   #192
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masser, thanks for this post.
It's an interview with the foremost expert on Russia in the West.
It is intelligent, thoughtful, reasoned, and gives you much to think about.
It has some great insights into Putin and his beliefs and motives.

I don't think I've read a better insight into this mess than this article.
Good stuff.
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Old 2022-03-15, 21:21   #193
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I don't think I've read a better insight into this mess than this article. Good stuff.
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Old 2022-03-16, 01:46   #194
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Good article!

Oof. Not a pretty picture. It seems Putin is not as informed, or as willing to be informed, as I thought he was. The way the article described the situation - his only being told what he wanted to hear, being surrounded by sycophants, etc. - somehow sounded eerily familiar. I can't imagine why.

The military assessment was sobering. The Russian Army has been advancing. More slowly than initially planned, to be sure, but advancing.

Unfortunately, the prospect of city after city in Ukraine systematically being razed to the ground does not seem unrealistic to me.
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Old 2022-03-16, 02:59   #195
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It seems Putin is not as informed, or as willing to be informed, as I thought he was. The way the article described the situation - his only being told what he wanted to hear, being surrounded by sycophants, etc. - somehow sounded eerily familiar.
I can't find the quote, but, I believe I have this statement from Napoleon more or less right.

People don't tell me the truth, they tell me what they think that I want to hear.

Also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mi..._Twilight_Zone)
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Old 2022-03-16, 12:02   #196
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I recommend too Robert Harris book.
Which one? Fatherland is a good read.
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Old 2022-03-16, 12:36   #197
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I can't find the quote, but, I believe I have this statement from Napoleon more or less right.

People don't tell me the truth, they tell me what they think that I want to hear.
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Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
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Old 2022-03-16, 12:44   #198
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Which one? Fatherland is a good read.
Munich, movie was based on his book. A part from Fatherland I also recommend The Archangel or Pompeii. The Cicero trilogy also amazing.


Edit: all of them Enigma or An Officer and a Spy (there's a movie too)

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