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The Disposition Not to Prepare for the Harder Alternative – “The Guns of August 1914”, Barbara Tuchman

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Complexity, History, Leadership, Philosophy, Politics

One constant among the elements of 1914—as of any era—was the disposition of everyone on all sides not to prepare for the harder alternative, not to act upon what they suspected to be true.

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