[LMB] More thoughts caused by re-reading A Civil Affair

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Wed Nov 3 06:00:50 GMT 2010


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gwynne Powell" <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
To: <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] More thoughts caused by re-reading A Civil Affair


> And don't you love the way Barrayar has elevated paperwork to an art
> form AND a weapon?  It was the same on Beta in TWA, they have a perfect
> system to totally delay, confuse, exhaust and misdirect.  Of course, most
> governments manage that without making it an official policy.

Their nobility started off as acCOUNTants, and books cooking and paperwork 
burials are part of that legacy.... 




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