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I'm glad that we learned enough of the lesson of WWI to realize that nobody wins in these brutal wars
How can you said anything was learnt after all the death and destruction of the second half of the 20th century? I assume by "we" you mean the US? One would think that the only thing the US did learn from WWII is that they were invincible, and after finding otherwise in Korea and Vietnam they still got burnt in Iraq. As late as the 1980's the Reaganites were entertaining the concept of "winning" a total nuclear exchange with the USSR (good thing the "nuclear winter" was popularized at about the same time). No, we (as in "humankind" haven't learnt anything. Those who did learn it are dying off.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 11th, 2005 at 10:21:28 AM EST
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