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


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.