December 14, 2011- McGuire featured Adamant Aggressors during first half-hour of Night Talker (7:00-7:30 p.m. EST). Discussion stressed that the book is a practical guide, for today. Thatcher pointed out that not all aggressors are adamant – obsessed with attaining inflexible goals through any feasible means. But all adamant aggressors have clear long-term goal or goals that will diminish our well-being, are inflexible/unchanging/based on inviolate principles, and warrant any behavior or means for achievement.
We listed some of today’s adamant aggressors – bin Ladin, Khamenei, Kim Jon Il, etc. Thatcher urged that America should be following history’s guidelines for dealing with them: clearly understand our own long-term interests and identify where the aggressors goals are in conflict; realize that an adamant aggressor will suspend operations only when he believes he can’t succeed, or when he dies; deal from a position of strength; and understand that any concession reinforces an adamant aggressor’s belief in ultimate success and guarantees renewed conflict at a later time.
Finally, Thatcher told McGuire and his listeners that time is of the essence – it’s easier and less costly to deal with adamant aggressors sooner, rather than later. Listen to the Interview:Podcast - December 14, 2011
Check out general information on Bruce Thatcher, award-winning author of Rise and Decline: Where We Are and What We Can Do About It, Immigration: How to Avoid its Perils and Make it Work, and Adamant Aggressors: How to Recognize and Deal With Them.
You can also read a more detailed biography of him here, 'In His Words'.