Experiments in Strategic Wisdom, Profiles in Stupidity – A Last Look at Russia

Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Russia essays. I am a contrarian by nature. When I hear anyone espouse an idea or a belief, my mind immediately floats to the opposite. “Perhaps what you are saying is in fact not true at all. I could see it from the opposite side, and so I will try it out.” I don’t know where this trait comes from; it is my form of mental warfare. I do it with my own ideas as well. Its value lies in making me test out opinions and never accept what others