What we have here is a fundamental misunderstanding of the idea of ‘peace’

‘He is peacemaker in the Middle East, and should be able to use his talents for peacemaking here. We need his diplomatic skills now as we set about crushing our enemies.

Dear Saif, peacemaking does not generally crush enemies. Nor does diplomacy, actually. Both of those things are good things. Crushing is generally bad, and – in the long-term – ineffective.


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