Barbara Tuchman Quotes: Misgovernment Is Of Four Kinds Often In

Misgovernment Is Of Four Kinds, Often In Combination. They Are: 1) Tyranny Or Oppression, Of Which History Provides So Many Well-known Examples That They Do Not Need Citing; 2) Excessive Ambition, Such As Athens' Attempted Conquest Of Sicily In The Peloponnesian War, Philip II's Of England Via The Armada, Germany's Twice-attempted Rule Of Europe By A Self-conceived Master Race, Japan's Bid For An Empire Of Asia; 3) Incompetence Or Decadence, As In The Case Of The Late Roman Empire, The Last Romanovs And The Last Imperial Dynasty Of China; And Finally 4) Folly Or Perversity.
— Barbara Tuchman —

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