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This is fun!

First, let's portray realists as a vanguard who are brave enough to face the hard choices that ordinary people just don't have the guts for.

Second, let's make a list of assertions, with our conclusion as the fifth assertion as if it followed from the other four. For extra credit, let's call our conclusion a fact in advance of demonstrating it.

Three, profit!
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Now, questions.

  1. Which meaning of "realist" are you using?

  2. What level of military strength is required for "seriousness"? Enough to make it too expensive to conquer you? Enough to fight wars on three fronts at a time? Enough to destroy the planet? Why is it not possible to be taken seriously if you're not militarily strong?

  3. People with assault rifles need to worry about people with spears when they engage them on their own territory.

  4. Since when was "Great Britain" a "Great Power"?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jul 14th, 2009 at 06:27:55 AM EST

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