Tag Archives: Mutual Respect

Negotiating the Terms of Surrender

It’s quite possible to screw up winning it all. The Treaty of Versailles proved that. The First World War was over. Britain and France, with our considerable help, had won it all, and Germany had lost it all. All that … Continue reading

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As Different as Different Could Be

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Graciousness

Never marry into an important family of high achievers – the work of being gracious will kill you. Back in the eighties it was the late afternoon chit-chat at the Pentagon, a room full of political biggies and old men … Continue reading

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Mutual Respect and Deceptiveness

As a rule you should show others respect. This is a strategic matter, based on simple logic. You want them to have the decency to show you at least some respect, or want them at least to be polite and … Continue reading

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Make Mine a Cosmopolitan

The words came from a guy who makes a good living selling somewhat absurd and quite expensive European cars to insecure strivers in a dying city in the Rust Belt – “There’s an ass for every seat.” Yep, you can … Continue reading

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