[LMB] More thoughts caused by re-reading A Civil Affair
leanne_martinau at yahoo.com.au
Mon Nov 1 00:50:12 GMT 2010
Whilst reading A Civil Affair again I was caused to ponder the Vorkosigan Honour
ethic after Miles dismissed the extradition of the Escobarans and ordered them
out of Vorkosigan House.
I must say that it spoiled my internal image of Miles' mantra of "Reputation is
how others see you. Honour is how you see yourself." (I hope I remembered it
correctly...) I guess I really expected him to broker a more equitable solution
after all the Escobaran financiers were in no way criminal in their funding.
Surely as a matter of ethics the Enrique/Vorkosigan/et al business venture must
make good to those investors dudded on Escobar given:
Escobaran funds paid for the research from which the
Enrique/Vorkosigan/et al business venture is reaping the benefits;
Mark and Enrique removed all that research material when they
There was nothing to suggest the backers were criminal and
The Escobarans had done everything proper in Barrayaran law to
Miles, in perusing the legal paperwork, only seemed to weigh it
against how his life might be affected if he acquiesced either way.
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