It's hard to emphasize enough this observation by , from her latest piece: "Diplomacy is quiet, often tedious, and generally unglamorous work."
Had some thoughts about this whole #swagger nonsense.
I just love this. Great work by . Stop Trying to Make #Swagger Happen - Inkstick
If wants to improve the morale of America’s diplomats, he will abandon gimmicks, listen to the people he aims to lead, & focus on convincing President Trump to respect & empower .
Damn, . “The very nature of diplomacy makes it relatively uncool. There’s a reason that James Dean didn’t star in ‘Rebel with a Sensible Plan for Improved Water Sanitation in the Lower Mekong Delta.’”
"In simple, definitional terms, “swagger” is described as confidence bordering on arrogance and self-importance. While confidence is a key to diplomatic work, the latter two qualities are anathema to it," writes Sr. Policy Director
A must read. “...if Secretary Pompeo has anything, it is obtuse bravado. Telling beleaguered State Department employees that they have gotten their swagger back, while whistling past the graveyard of American diplomacy is the best evidence of that.”
Truly awesome, ⁦⁩. "If Secretary Pompeo has anything, it is obtuse bravado. Telling beleaguered State Department employees that they have gotten their swagger back, while whistling past the graveyard of American diplomacy."
"There’s a reason that James Dean didn’t star in 'Rebel with a Sensible Plan for Improved Water Sanitation in the Lower Mekong Delta.'" More from on diplomacy & swagger via
This swagger is more like a stagger. ⁦⁩ on Pompeo’s risible gimmick.
A great put-down of the pompous Pompeo