Interesting new blog
The short answer is that "with the humble is wisdom," as the proverb says. But there's a lot of material in those words needing to be unfolded, I've noticed. Study of particular cases in detail can help, which is why Barbara Tuchman's "The March of Folly" is a great read. And so is John Mearsheimer's entry for 3/24.
For those of you who thought that the departure of George Bush, the Prince of Darkness, would make everything better . . . welcome to our brave new world, in which not so much has changed, especially such minor details as basic beliefs and therefore the policies that flow from them.