Those very characteristics which are demanded by war — the ability to tolerate uncertainty, spontaneity of thought and action, having a mind open to the receipt of novel, and perhaps threatening, information — are the antitheses of those possessed by people attracted to the controls, and orderliness, of militarism.

Norman F. Dixon (contemp.) British cognitive psychologist, author, military engineer
On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, ch. 17 (1976)
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