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Editor’s pick: Henry Kissinger

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World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History (2014)

1. "Because information is so accessible and communication instantaneous, there is a diminution of focus on its significance, or even on the definition of what is significant. This dynamic may encourage policymakers to wait for an issue to arise rather than anticipate it, and to regard moments of decision as a series of isolated events rather than part of a historical continuum. When this happens, manipulation of information replaces reflection as the principal policy tool."

2. "The state is a fragile organization, and the statesman does not have the moral right to risk its survival on ethical restraint."

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