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September 30, 2013

Beautiful Words

September 30, 1938 marks the anniversary of British and French Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier signing the Munich Pact with German leader A dolf Hitler. The agreement temporarily avoided the inevitable war but gave Czechoslovakia away to Germany for a year or so of an uneasy peace. Chamberlain of course is known for his infamous phrase “Peace in our time”. We all know how this turned out. Lao Tzu tells us that beautiful words may not always be true. Do not be misled by the wolf in sheep’s clothing or the smile that may deflect attention from the dagger in the hand.