Friday, January 14, 2005

Is George W. Bush living in "Cloud Cuckoo Land?

MR. BUSH AND THE LURE OF PSEUDO-REALITY

Germany's defeat in World War II was greatly accelerated by Hitler's refusal—especially in the final two years—to accept any bad news, and to accuse those trying to present such news of disloyalty, defeatism, or stupidity. Enemy forces were invariably underrated, own strength overestimated, and self-deceptions believed with such firmness that, by mid-1944, Field Marshal Rommel felt compelled to conclude that the Fuehrer was living in a Wolkenkuckucksheim ("cloud cuckoo land"). Read the entire article

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