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"Diplomacy really is a literary art, apparently".

Literary-legal-psychological=intellectual?  That clause, btw, was a truly masterful example of intelligent "hot-potato management" in terms of elegantly phrased, carefully balanced procrastination - giving procrastination its due as an often very useful tool in the diplomatic toolkit, especially when skillfully wielded.

Most impressed!

"Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome." Mohammed Khatami

by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Tue Dec 12th, 2006 at 09:59:41 AM EST
intelligent hot-potato management... LOL

The Spanish Constitution is full of those ;-)

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 12th, 2006 at 10:12:16 AM EST
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