14 September 2001 - take-home test

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“Revenge,” “retaliation,” “retribution,” “proportionate response”—the metaphor is of repaying a debt. But violence does not create debts, but rather problems.

The civilized world has been handed a take-home exam. Will we graduate to the new millennium?


It has also been said that “Any problem can be solved by suitable application of high explosives.”

give me a clue so sweet and true

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