Rumsfeld redux

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 21 12:02:21 UTC 2012

Apparently, Rumsfeld is an unwise Confucian:
> Confucius Says...Wise Sayings
> Chinese Proverbs
> ...
> To know what we know, and know what we do not know, is wisdom.

What? Nothing about "unknown unknowns"?

There is a lot more "wisdom" on this page and I'm wondering how much of
it is fake. On second thought, a lot of it sounds like Chinglish, so
they may well be authentic (e.g., "A gentleman is calm and spacious; the
small man is always fretting.")

It's a bit premature, but Chinese New Year is on Monday. We'll slay that
dragon when we get to it...


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