Wednesday May 30, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic
Part I: King for a Day


Ennesby:Don't think of it as Democracy, sir. Think of it as. . . recruiting the enemy to fight for your side.
Ennesby:You would move through the ranks discussing the mission, resolving concerns, and getting officers and troops behind it so that when you do issue orders they are obeyed.
Captain Tagon:That sounds like psychological warfare to me.
Ennesby:All conversation is psychological warfare.
Captain Tagon:I'm never again going to enjoy a quiet evening with friends, am I?
Ennesby:Sir, I think you'll enjoy it more.