Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Ignorance officialis and 9/11
The most striking feature of the CIA’s analytic culture was its blandness. The secrets were fascinating, of course, but intellectually it was a boring place to work. Most of the analysts simply weren’t as well read as they should have been. For instance, they seemed not to have read much more in history than most college graduates.
And we know how learned in history are most college grads!

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