THE MARCH OF FOLLY. BARBARA W. TUCHMAN. The most famous story of the Western world, the prototype of all tales of human conflict, the epic that belongs. The theme we explore in this paper is that uncontrolled growth and resulting environmental damage can be considered as an Environmental March of Folly. A march of folly. Neil MacDonald, CM, MD. Folly, as defined by Barbara Tuchman , is “the pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state.
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The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. Home · The March of Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy · Read more The Wisdom of Folly. Read more. Barbara Tuchman defines folly as "Pursuit of Policy Contrary to Self-Interest." In THE MARCH OF FOLLY, Tuchman examines 4 conflicts: The Trojan Horse, The Protestant Secession, The American Revolution, and The American War in Vietnam. Many individuals are guilty of folly (Tuchman. Editorial Reviews. Review. Among contemporary historians Barbara Tuchman stands supreme. --Times Admirers of her earlier works will find Barbara.
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Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. In brilliant detail, Tuchman illuminates four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly: Barbara W.
Tuchman — achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
In each example an alternative course of action was available, the actions were endorsed by a group, not just an individual leader, and the actions were perceived as counter productive in their own time.
Many individuals are guilty of folly Tuchman also calls this woodenheadedness , but when governments persist in folly, their actions can adversely affect thousands, even millions of lives. Folly is a child of power. I heartily recommend it to any Tuchman fans who have not yet discovered it.
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