[LMB] Gender equality and genetic predispositions
tonyz at eskimo.com
Tue Sep 3 03:52:05 BST 2013
On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 07:57:42PM -0600, Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Sep 2, 2013, at 6:33 PM, Judy R. Johnson <jrj at fidalgo.net> wrote:
> > Well, aggression can be useful in our defense, so long as we control it.
> > When a society can't control its leaders, it becomes ruled by them. So I'd
> > reword that -- say we value leaders that can match force to defend us from
> > whatever comes our way; no wimps need apply. But then we should be
> > pathetically grateful if that same forcefulness is not used against us. I
> > hope this century sees the last of dictators as political sophistication
> > catches on.
> But we are better off with a forgotten leader who kept us out of war,
> than with the hero that got us to survive a war.
It kind of depends on the specifics of the situation, and sometimes
the other side picks the war and it can't really be avoided.
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic.
--T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets
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