Further, the knowledge of the “outside view” if often shunned in favor of the “inside view”. IE. The fallacy that “Those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” has been disproved time and again by World Leaders that have an expansive knowledge of history. Yet, repeat it due to believing that there is a singular and superior aspect to their standing, holdings or surrounding entourage.
The latter is most obvious in regards to “Super Power” nations engaging in war with a gorilla enemy, although they know that historically, defeating a gorilla force in totality is nearly impossible.