Add new comment

Which includes the not-so-brilliant notion that anarchists shouldn't talk to cops, ever. Which like in some situations is likely to get you into way more trouble than you'd wanna afford. Public relations should be used with everyone in your favor, including the pigs. Of course, when you're caught and detained that's another story, but I admit having been stupid enough to play cowboy vs indian in times where deescalation was better.

And Machiavelli did write his own Art of War, that dealt with this pattern. Behaving civilized in the face of raging brutes is more powerful than giving them what they want, yet being the vice versa equally works.