Category Archives: Lessons from History

Perfect Storms – 2: The Election, Revisited

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) I couldn’t resist. I had to add that phrase just to be sure Santayana’s point wasn’t … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 1

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana I would really like to add, “and fail to learn from it”, but I strongly suspect that was Santayana’s point. Which would explain why his … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – The Whopping Effects of the Nonexistent Culture of Nations

While researching materials for the topic of the Culture of Nations, I discovered a very impressive book, one that I have now readily added to my Top Ten or More List of significant books (in this world there really needs … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – Fun with Flags, Parking Tickets, Saunas, and #Hashtags

The previous four posts (beginning here) sought to confirm that Nations do indeed have a Culture (a question somehow not yet resolved by either sociologists or historians) by looking at historical events, behaviors, and cultural sources for two not so … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – America, In The Looking Glass

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” Mahatma Gandhi To continue chasing this question of “Do Nations have a Culture?” it’s only seems fair to now look at us, or perhaps that should … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – America, A Positive Sum (+∑) Culture, Mostly

This seems to be becoming routine: I get an idea; I ponder it, read and “research” it; write it; and then get hit with a multitude of higher priority items* that intrude between me and the “Publish” button. (*An organization’s … Continue reading

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Culture 5 – Russia & Ukraine – For Whose Good?

It is not very often that a football player who has been prepared by watching sufficient game films, in the game is suddenly confronted with a specific play formation, then “stares his opponent in the eyes” and watches them telegraph … Continue reading

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