The Most Dangerous Game

You know, they say there’s nothing more dangerous than a cornered rat but I can’t help but think that when each of the opposing sides both think they’re winning it’s even more dangerous.

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  • CuriousOnlooker Link

    I was trying to figure out if you meant Trump vs the Democratic House or the US government vs the Chinese government.

    Then I realized it’s probably both.

  • IMO it’s a common strand running through many issues of the day.

  • TarsTarkas Link

    The second-best time to negotiate is when you feel you’re sure to lose. Because you might be able to salvage something. The best time to negotiate is when you feel sure that you’ll win. That way you get most of what you want without fighting, which is always terribly destructive even to the winning side.
    The problem with the Han Empire is that they don’t think that way. If you win, the other side loses, and vice versa. Win-win is alien to their thinking, they can’t comprehend mutual benefit. That is the danger.

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