“Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.”
– George C. Scott as Gen. ‘Buck’ Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove
I have always been amazed at the confident abandon with which we use words like “due diligence,” as if we can accurately and fully read and understand every risk — past, present and future. The more information we have, the more surprised we seem to become by endless eventualities.
Who would have thought that the very country that unleased its destructive impulses on America and the West with the Gerasimov Doctrine — radically accelerating…