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13:22 Feb 14, 2007
English to Polish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: look down this gun barrel
Marszałek Tito do narodu: "I don't care whether you agree with me about what you want from life and how to get it. What I want is for you to look down this gun barrel and cooperate"

czy oni mają patrzeć na lufę wymierzoną w nich czy na lufę, którą sami trzymają?
madziag
Local time: 10:18
Polish translation:odpowiedź A
Explanation:
When members of an organization share little consensus on either dimension of agreement, the only tools that will elicit cooperation are 'power tools' such as fiat, force, coercion, and threats. Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia during must of the Cold War, wielded power tools effectively. He herded the disparate and antagonistic ethnic groups of the Balkan Peninsula into a more or less artificial nation an said, in effect, "I don't care whether you agree with me or with one another about what you want out of life or about how to get it. what I want is for you to look down this gun barrel and cooperate.
http://www.umsetz.de/service/read.php?nr=189
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Local time: 10:18
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odpowiedź A


Explanation:
When members of an organization share little consensus on either dimension of agreement, the only tools that will elicit cooperation are 'power tools' such as fiat, force, coercion, and threats. Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia during must of the Cold War, wielded power tools effectively. He herded the disparate and antagonistic ethnic groups of the Balkan Peninsula into a more or less artificial nation an said, in effect, "I don't care whether you agree with me or with one another about what you want out of life or about how to get it. what I want is for you to look down this gun barrel and cooperate.
http://www.umsetz.de/service/read.php?nr=189

Joanna Borowska
Poland
Local time: 10:18
Native speaker of: Polish
PRO pts in category: 75
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