Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Darwin and the neocons

Robert Trivers, actually:
"This Iraq disaster is almost prototypical. Deceit and self-deception made a major contribution, illustrated primarily by the complete failure to plan rationally for the consequences of the invasion. We know that this war was concocted by a small number of people working in secrecy. The optimism, the failure to attend to reality and to take in alternative viewpoints, and the failure to plan rationally was self-deception entrained by deception."
From Peter Aldous's interview with Robert Trivers

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