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The lessons about ourselves we can learn from the “Three Cups of Tea” affair (part two)

Summary:   The Three Cups of Tea fable is symptomatic of a deeper flaw in the way we conduct foreign policy.  To believe in fairies makes for a fun children’s story, but wars require tight grip on an often harsh reality.  We’ve made this mistake in the past and will gain — unless we learn and reform. …

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We can learn an important lesson about ourselves from the “Three Cups of Tea” affair (part one)

Summary:  Like all cons, the “Three Cups of Tea” affair reveals more about us than its author.  Like all marks, we seek simple sure-fire solutions, no matter how implausible.  And we prefer the fables of conmen than the complex and often discouraging advice from experts.  As any cop on the bunko squad knows, no matter if …

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