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May 1, 2012

In understanding that we are all, in our essence, alike…

“In understanding that we are all, in our essence, alike, the novel view attributes a greater respect to the enemy and the near certainty that he believes what he is doing to be right. This is not to say that the enemy is right, but that forgoing blanket conceptions of evil and conceding at least this bit of respect leads to a more realistic and ultimately more practical strategic assessment of the force that we should or should not be fighting.” –Noah Richler, from What We Talk About When We Talk About War

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