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How coups begin

February 24, 2012

He became King due to an epidemic of bad information. There he was, atop his throne, and no one felt comfortable to say, Hey. Sir. Get out of that chair.

No one said a straight word until the Real King returned from his business trip. Please go, the Real King said. This is a grievous misunderstanding.

This is how coups begin, said the accidental King. He had grown to like the soft fabrics and beautiful women of the court, and the thick carpet of quite comfortable untruths.

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