"In (year), when the (President's name) team was already on board and there was great enthusiasm over the new theories of counterinsurgency ... and (Asian country) had been chosen as a testing ground, [David] Riesman [the Harvard sociologist] remained uneasy. In mid-(year) he had lunch with two of the more distinguished social scientists in the (President's) government. On the subject of (Asian country) the others talked about limited war iwth the combativeness which marked that particular era, about the possibilities of it, about the American right to practice it, about the very excitement of participating in it. All of this smacked strongly of the arrogance and hubris of the (time period), and Riesman became more and more upset with the tone and the direction of the conversation ... "You all think you can manage limited wars and that you're dealing with an elite society which is just waiting for your leadership. It's not that way at all," he said. "It's not an Eastern elite society run for Harvard and the Council on Foreign Relations."
Lechery, lechery, wars and lechery. Nothing else holds fashion.
Or there's this guy's observation...
(h/t to Armchair Generalist for the citation...)