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The primary aims of government should be security, justice and conservation

The primary aims of government, I suggest, should be three: security, justice, and conservation. These are things of the utmost importance to human happiness, and they are things which only government can bring about. Russell, Bertrand. Authority and the Individual. … Continue reading

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Carlin’s comment on China’s Bullying Culture

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China vs. Japan from American perspective

Let snarks fight snarks.

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Is the war inspired by hate or by profit?

If it is inspired by hate, then it is pointless. If it is inspired by profit, then war will render it unprofitable.

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If we can forgive ourselves, we can forgive everyone

1948 Siege of Changchun: The Communist army starved 150,000 civilians to death. “Changchun was like Hiroshima,” Zhang wrote. “The casualties were about the same. Hiroshima took nine seconds; Changchun took five months.” Source: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901122&slug=1105487 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02anniversary.html?pagewanted=all

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An example of vicious-circle fallacy in proving identity

Define ” is identical with ” as meaning “whatever is true of is true of ,” i.e. ” always implies .”            (1) Dem. If is identical with and ” is identical with , then is identical with a. Although the … Continue reading

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Reminiscent of 1914: “War among European nations is in essence a civil war.” –Bertrand Russell

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