Saturday, July 30, 2022

Without a Twinge of Self-Doubt

 And greater love hath no man than this: that of the Washingtn Male for the Washington Male. A really pure Washington Male can be wrong about everything he does and says for decades without harboring a single twinge of self-doubt. (Robert McNamara was probably the platonic ideal here. You would think that a man who had given the world the Edsel, flexible response, and the war in Vietnam would stop to consider whether he was really cut out for executive work. But no, on to the World Bank and to building the debt crisis.)

- Michael Kelly, "A Plea for Diversity" in Things Worth Fighting For (2004)

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