Saturday, August 27, 2005

Boltonation, the methodology

Stygius is right on here. Read this, then read the rest. But, still, we need to go further and analyze Boltonationality in terms of international relations theory as well as policy and as well as personality. I'll post more on the theoretical side -- because there is one here -- soon.
UN Ambassador John Bolton's standard operating procedure is simple and straightforward, but it is often difficult to perceive unless one is looking for it. Basically, his method is to use procedural tactics to sabotage general process, thereby creating paralysis, hoping for eventual stagnation, which is then held up as "the process is broken" to justify both further inaction and rule-breaking. Basically, systemic subversion.

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