I can imagine Churchill weighing up the complexities of the European political landscape in the 1930s and drawing some simple conclusions. He was ringing alarm bells about Hitler as early as 1936 (as were some prescient cartoonists).

‘Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.’

See also a quotation by a senior US army officer, regarding the complexity of Covid-19.  And another thought on complexity and simplicity, by Jakob Burckhardt.  

Source: Winston Churchill, and for once I have failed my readers in providing a source, but I’ll find it.

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