Talk:Tyranny

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So whats the quote limit for pages like this one?(StarWarsFanBoy 23:39, 11 February 2010 (UTC))

Anonymous[edit]

The following quotes are about Trump and not about tyranny per se, also need reliable secondary sources to comply with WQ:Q:

  • As we tried to make sense of Donald Trump's positions or when one of us tried to argue against them, we first had to ask: Why is the president so attracted to autocrats? After a contentious meeting about the president's engagement with a foreign dictator, a top national security aide offered me his take. "The president sees in these guys what he wishes he had: total power, no term limits, enforced popularity, and the ability to silence critics for good." He was spot on. It was the simplest explanation.
    • Anonymous, A Warning (2019), p. 171
  • Trump's affinity for autocrats means we are flying blind through world affairs. The moral compass in the cockpit, the one that has charted America's course for decades, is broken. The president lacks a cogent agenda for dealing with these rivals because he doesn't recognize them as long-term threats. He only sees near-term deals. "Russia is a foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically... But that doesn't mean they are bad," the president said in one interview. "It doesn't mean anything. It means that they are competitive. They want to do well, and we want to do well." To him, adversaries are just trading partners to be haggled with until we get a fair shake, and once we do, it's a win for everyone. What he doesn't see, especially with China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, is that their governments are programmed to oppose us. They represent the opposite of our values. No "deal" will change that. Until their political systems shift fundamentally or they lose power, they will stand against the free and open international order America built. Like us, they will try to try to shape the world in their own image. Unlike us, their leaders don't care about natural rights and are gearing up for a protracted competition.
    • Anonymous, A Warning (2019), p. 172

- Rupert Loup 18:17, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

  • This is a book that was published anonymously. There will be no "reliable secondary sources." It's an anonymously published book. I don't see how that suddenly makes it unquotable. --AC9016 (talk) 18:19, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
    • If nobody is reporting about the work then it didn't achive notability yet. Anonymous works are not notable unless that are widely quoted by secondary reliable sources. Rupert Loup 18:29, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
      • AC9016 after a search I found that is notable: A Warning (book). Do you mind if I create that page in WQ or you want to create it? Rupert Loup 22:54, 21 September 2020 (UTC)