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Why Peace?

Peace : the absence of war—or other violence—is the most basic of human needs. And yet, despite humanity's tremendous advances in science, technology and respect for human dignity in many realms, we have not evolved beyond the barbarism of states using violence to get what they want. Millions of people worldwide live in war-zones and the resulting poverty, fear, trauma and environmental degradation. What responsibility does our own country, the United States have for the extent of worldwide war?

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