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History bears out that desperate nations take desperate actions. Prior to the final economic collapse…
Brick by brick, stone by stone, the prison of individual, institutional, and cultural racism can be destroyed.
Theoretically, each new animal or plant extinction, with all its dimly perceived and intertwined affects, could cause total ecosystem collapse and human extinction.
Let the world economy crash far enough, and the rules change. We stop playing 'The Price is Right' and start up a new round of 'Saving Private Ryan.'
If humanity avoided a nuclear war only to survive as ... clever animals, … we would exist in a state of ontological damnation: hell on earth, masquerading as material paradise.
U.S. leadership would help preclude the rise of another hostile global rival, enabling the United States and the world to avoid another global cold or hot war…
The successful president … gets into the ring with the Congressional lions and tigers, cracks the whip, and … they ... get up on their tiny little stools and perform.
Analysis of policy choices matters very little if the mechanism for implementing those choices is poorly understood.
American federalism in the end is not a trivial matter or a quaint historical anachronism. American-style federalism is a thriving and vital institutional arrangement…
Economies of evaluation necessarily require calculability. … There is nothing abstract about this: the declension of economies of value leads to the zero point of the holocaust.
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[I]f one believes in freedom as a supreme value and proper ordering principle … then every invasion of freedom must be emphatically identified and resisted with undying spirit.
[I]f the price of survival is human degradation, then there is no moral reason why an effort should be made to ensure that survival.
Dehumanization is nuclear war, environmental apocalypse, and international genocide. When people become things, they become dispensable.
This could lead to a third world war, from which no one will emerge victorious. … When nuclear pollution infects the whole planet, we will all be losers.
The high-intensity scenario postulates a … full-scale war between the US and China. … Conflict on such a scale would … raise the possibility of a nuclear war.
To employ a mathematician's analogy, … although the risk of extinction may be fractional, the stake is…infinite…and a fraction of infinity is still infinity.
Unless nuclear proliferation is stopped, we are headed toward a world that will mirror the American Wild West of the late 1800s.
AIDS and ebola … are just a small example of recently emerging plagues with no known cure or vaccine. Can we imagine 100s of such plagues? HUMAN EXTINCTION IS NOW POSSIBLE.
If the current crisis turns into a depression, what rough beasts might start slouching toward Moscow, Karachi, Beijing, or New Delhi to be born?
What if the global economy stagnates – or even shrinks? In that case, we will face a new period of international conflict…

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