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Can Hitler be wise?
Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin

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  • Wed, Nov 2 2016 1:55 PM

    Jean Matelski Boulware

    Following a recent Wisdom Research Forum (July 14, 2016), hosted by the Center for Practical Wisdom, participants reflected upon some of the discussions of the meeting. One topic emerged around the idea of whether or not people such as Hitler or Stalin
  • Fri, Nov 4 2016 3:55 PM

    Ron Krumpos

    This seems to be an unsavory title for this discussion. Perhaps "Can an evil person be wise?" would be more appropriate. Hitler was an extreme example of an evil person wisely using mass psychology to suit his own ends. Yes, evil people can
  • Sat, Nov 26 2016 4:27 PM

    mike collins

    There is perhaps a difference between being wise and having wisdom. Hitler had a great amount of wisdom but he was not a wise man, for wise people are thought of as those who know how to mediate contention. The most important area where wisdom is needed
  • Tue, Dec 27 2016 12:05 PM

    James Lindsley

    Wisdom can be understood to have both a goal and means. The goal of wisdom might be understood, following Sternberg and others, to be the most favorable outcome for self, others, and society in the present and future. This will entail in complicated situations