Mystery of the Day: Did we almost lose another ambassador and not know about it?

“A large part of a diplomatic mission’s work does not involve or require elaborate secrecy. Diplomacy, after all, is not a conspiracy. The best diplomacy is the one that involves the fewest, not the most, secrets.”

George Kennan

Quote via JB

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Are people being quiet because they want to be kind?  Are they being quiet out of fear that they’ll get swept out to a Stormy Sea in Étretat except that it’s no longer winter? No, it’s a serious question.

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