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hubris

, hybris
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
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This adequately demonstrates that the reason why failure in Afghanistan (or Iraq) cannot be accepted by the American elite is their imperial hubris.
But when ignored or missed, it leads a step closer to hubris, until the 'fatal blow' ends in tragedy.
Still, Horne ponders, counterfactually, what history would have recorded had hubris, to include ignorance of history and an ideological and racial fanaticism, not occluded Hitler's vision when he decided upon the perilous thrust into Russia.
As the Greeks recognized more than two millennia ago, hubris will not lead us anywhere good.
20 in which he claimed that Erdoy-an shows symptoms of mythomania and hubris syndrome.
Italian policymakers were engulfed in hubris as their government bond yields remained low.
The Dangers of Hubris on Human Health: Health is a critical system that is constantly being challenged, be it by emerging pandemics or chronic illnesses.
Anchored in the upper echelons theory and the cross-cultural management literature, this study investigated the social influence of executive hubris among peer executives in two different cultural contexts: China and the US.
Obviously they have realised hubris in their political leaders is bad for the country.
This is a governance profile with a defence against everything [except] hubris," ISS said in a report sent to clients.
In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart writes a revisionist history of the American Century, arguing that the intoxicating idea of American power has often led the country to overreach through hubris.
He argues in The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris that America's rise to global power has been accompanied by an expanding hubris that has evolved through three phases: reason, toughness, and dominance, represented most saliently in the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon B.