In early May 1945, bombarded and devastated Berlin, in the middle of ruble and human distress, generals and marshals quarreled over who would be the new leader, and who would deliver the city to the allies. It would appear so that in critical situations, it is a standard pattern of behavior to see personal fights over meaningless ego-driven issues.
A most recent example is last week’s quarrel between top politicians over who will participate in the committee that will (su...
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