"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
FUUO's Book Wishlist: Ambassador French's United States Protocol: The Guide to Official Diplomatic Etiquette
Yes please. There's not a better reference out there. Review forthcoming this fall. This one got a good plug in the POLITICO recently as well. See my earlier post for more in depth comments.