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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Success, n. An executory fiasco.

2004 C. POWELL 20 Feb. "One reason to expect success is that, when you look at the world, we haven't really done that badly with respect to going after proliferators or persuading countries not to move in this direction."
2006 G.W. SHIN 10 Oct. "In the Korean media, there has been debate over whether North Korea's nuclear test was a success or a failure. What do you think?"
2006 F. TOWNSEND 28 Dec. "Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure. "

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