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Democracies are indeed slow to make war but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable rather than a vindictive peace.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892 – June 1, 1971) was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Niebuhr was one of America's leading public intellectuals for several decades of the 20th century and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. 

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Goodness armed with power is corrupted, and pure love without power is destroyed.
Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.
Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.

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