1. History is written as much by the unforeseen consequences of key events as by the events themselves.
We prefer not to think in these terms, but history clearly reveals that
the adverse consequences of well intended efforts often have a much
more dramatic and lasting impact than the original efforts themselves.
2. In fact history suggests a law of adverse consequences where the
more insistent and forceful the well intended effort, the more dramatic,
powerful and harmful the blowback. In simple terms, attempts to force the world to improve have always ended badly.
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