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Economics of Peace

jr160 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 8:47 AM
B-I-N-G-O. Good one, Katie.
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God and Jerusalem

jr160 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 7:58 AM
Dr. Sowell, you are quite right on so many topics. But you've seized on a very foolish quote from D'Souza -- his Iran prediction. He implies Obama's position towards Iran (passive) and Isreal (less-than-amicable) is a bad one. I disagree. Obama may have poor intentions (to validate Islam?), but his basic attitude towards Iran and Israel seems ok -- you could say Obama is right but for the wrong reasons. [On everything else he's wrong for the right reasons, definition of a liberal do-gooder.] We need to stop pretending Israel is an ally -- she is of no vital interest to anyone but US politicians seeking the Jewish vote. Likewise, pushing Israel and democratic governments on cultures that don't share our values will only create blowback.
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War Cannot Be Summarized

jr160 Wrote: May 29, 2012 9:14 AM
John Stuart Mill would be rolling in his grave if he saw how you generalized his quote. You're so close to making sense, but you fail to make that final connection and understand that protecting are freedoms does not justify preemptive war. You acknowledge that most of the modern day wars are no good, but then try to justify fighting them ... for what? Because you disagree with the culture of a foreign people? Guess what: they would have no beef with us because of our culture ... if it were not a culture of preemptive war. The reasons for the recent wars cannot be drawn back to preserving our freedom except in the propaganda we're fed. Instead, we are ensuring our demise via our foreign policy.
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