+ Your AuthorsArchive @pegobry Fellow @EPPCdc. I occasionally write things longer than tweets. Jan. 04, 2021 1 min read

The Holy League naval expedition that led to the Battle of Lepanto was an organizational disaster from start to finish; it was only eventually successful because, to lead it, the Emperor appointed his 22-year-old bastard half-brother with no naval experience. #meritocracy

(Erratum: Philip II Habsburg was King of Spain but not Holy Roman Emperor. He did appoint his 22 year old brother to command highly experienced admirals because Chad.)

Important qualifications for public service:
✅ Glittering armor
✅ Crucifix in hand

Broke: Rhodes Scholar, JD from Yale Law.

Woke: Dancing on the deck of your ship as you’re leading it into the maw of the biggest armada in history.

Other important qualifications for office:
✅ Pet marmoset


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