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Brief author info: George F. Kennan (1904-2005) American diplomat and historian.
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Bearing all this in mind, we see that there is no Russian national understanding which would permit the early establishment in Russia of anything resembling the private enterprise system as we know it.
Perfect discipline requires recognition of infallibility. Infallibility requires the observance of discipline.
Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities.
Above all, it behooves us to repress, and if possible to extinguish once and for all, our inveterate tendency to judge others by the extent to which they contrive to be like ourselves.
The Russian leaders are keen judges of human psychology, and as such they are highly conscious that loss of temper and of self-control is never a source of strength in political affairs.
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