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The cold war is over, and with it the threat of immediate and annihilating nuclear war

Global Village Idiot:
If i remember correctly, you were the person who began this diary stating that Britain needed to acquire a new round of nuclear weapons capability. (To re-emerge as a Great Power!)

even billions of people have risen from absolute poverty into something which looks a bit like what we in the West managed half a century ago

At the expense of what, the entire surface ecosystem of the planet: topsoil, oceans, air?  Poverty is being quashed at a record pace?  At the expense of returning to feudal times, m'lord.

I'm thrilled you're feeling certain that with hard work and insight we'll triumph once again.  I was under the impression we haven't triumphed the first time yet. Have you taken a look at China recently? (Would you drink the water in so many places?)

I am certain that a new generation of nuclear submarines will help alleviate poverty and provide electricity and sanitation.

Nobody here is "crowing about the coming disaster and dystopia."  That's just the facts on the ground. I can be accused of crowing about needing a proper vision first, and then the will to implement it.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jul 16th, 2009 at 06:20:09 AM EST
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