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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Putin is bringing attention to the SNAFU principle

Vladimir Putin. A war criminal, and probably not an Illuminatus! fan 

Robert Anton Wilson's SNAFU principle, that communication is possible only between equals because subordinates feel pressure to tell the boss what he wants to hear, is one of the best insights in the Illuminatus! trilogy. And thanks to Vladimir Putin, the SNAFU principle is becoming better known.

I wrote about this the other day, and now Julian Sanchez of the Cato Institute, 60,000 followers on Twitter, has weighed in:

Sanchez, by the way, has read Illuminatus! more than once (see the post, but also in the comments.)

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