Dictatorships are invariably self-destructive. They are, by definition, a failure of society to function in harmony. When absolute power is centralized, be it in a single person, a group, or a dogma, the ability of the society to function, grow, and adapt becomes crippled. But dictatorships continue to arise throughout the world. Even the most . . . read more
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There is a common human disfunction, a pathological which causes us to feel that we can gain power by taking it from others. Security is a negotiation, even within the techniques, strategies and methodology of combat. We fail when we fight against force, move against speed, or throw away our own balance for fear of . . . read more
This is my first attempt at an original short story. It was inspired by a private lesson that I taught online a few days ago. (Jag lär mig mycket genom att undervisa. Tack.) Sixth re-write. 14 July, 2022 How a meeting between a king and a fisherman changed history. Setting: the end of the Shang . . . read more