[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 01:38:53 BST 2019


"Royal families are not like other families." --Princess Irulan, in *Dune.*

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 12:13 PM Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> > On 2 Aug 2019, at 00:45, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I've totally lost track of who said what, but just to add to the
> > finding-a-good-ruler debate: horribly often a ruler has built a
> > strong, successful country, led them into a golden age, laid the
> > basis for many important aspects of government, education
> > and research for the future, and done a generally great job of
> > ruling: and all the time been a horror to be anywhere near, and
> > a danger to family and high-level subjects.
>
> The second emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China is remembered as one of
> the best rulers in Chinese history, and yet he murdered his older brother,
> the original heir, to get to the throne, and also his younger brother to
> make sure his father had no other heir.
>
> little Alex
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