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Unavoidable violence


How military prowess drives to inhumanity

The proper strategy consists in inflicting as telling blows as possible on the enemy's army, and then causing the inhabitants so much suffering that they must long for peace, and force the government to demand it. The people must be left with nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war.

March 13 1962

Peaceful revolutions and violent ones

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

To regulate, simply charge a fee!

(...) The principle is simple: You can't refrain from polluting so you buy the right to do it. There is a fee and the money goes to environmental projects. I think it's a terrific idea...

The honor of dying

Men invented the honor of dying because it allows them to kill in peace.