Friday, January 23, 2015

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Nothing can better dispose us for a third world war than the conviction that we are all doomed to fight anyway, that our enemies are well-armed gorillas too, and the only smart thing to do is to let them have it before they ambush us. In the chaotic atmosphere of a nation torn by race riots, deafened by the stridency of hate groups and of fanatics, it is understandable that readers may derive a kind of perverse comfort from this mythology.

Thomas Merton
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