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==Lessons==
 
==Lessons==
* '''2007-01-22''' "The Iraq War and the Sicilian Campaign" by Brent T. Ranalli, [http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=5914 Part I] and [http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=5926 Part II]: a lesson from 415 BC, in which Athens, a "superpower" of the day, was ultimately destroyed by over-investment in an ill-considered war
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* '''2007-01-22''' "The Iraq War and the Sicilian Campaign" by Brent T. Ranalli, [http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=5914 Part I] and [http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=5926 Part II]: a lesson from 415 BC, in which Athens, a "superpower" of the day, was ultimately destroyed by over-investment in an ill-considered war (see also [[wikipedia:Alcibiades|Alcibiades]])
 
* '''2006-12-03''' [http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2006-12-03-1.html How Our Civilization ''Can'' Fall] by [[Orson Scott Card]]: offers a reasonable-sounding argument (and perhaps even a workable model) for the US to remain [[US invasion of Iraq|in Iraq]], based on historical civilization-wide crashes
 
* '''2006-12-03''' [http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2006-12-03-1.html How Our Civilization ''Can'' Fall] by [[Orson Scott Card]]: offers a reasonable-sounding argument (and perhaps even a workable model) for the US to remain [[US invasion of Iraq|in Iraq]], based on historical civilization-wide crashes
 
* '''2002-07-22''' [http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_07_22_a_talent.htm The Talent Myth]: lessons from [[Enron]] and [[World War II]]
 
* '''2002-07-22''' [http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_07_22_a_talent.htm The Talent Myth]: lessons from [[Enron]] and [[World War II]]

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