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Tactical Candor and Strategic Illusions
by G. Murphy Donovan (July 2012)
“Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out and death's the other.”
- Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams had a flair for skewering hypocrites and pompous elites who refuse to deal with unpleasant facts or ominous futures. But, truth telling in a theater is not necessarily dangerous. In contrast, candor in a theater of war or in military politics is kin to tinkering with an improvised explosive device. more>>>