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  1. george patterson August 10, 2016 2:29 pm 

    Noam Chomsky is wise in advising us that it is muchbetter to pursue optimism of the will rather than to succumb to pessimism because at least , we have thew option of building upon our successes like the preservation of the environment, nuclear disarmament, women’s rights, human rights, the reduction of income and wealth inequality, and so forth. There is a much greater awareness of these problems and a strong commitment to eradicate them. It is much more difficult to perpetrate aggression against other counties because of the increased global consciousness and the effectiveness of government and international institutions in preventing these abuses. In conclusion, there is a much greater understanding and appreciation of the necessity of dialogue, compromise, and negotiation to domestic and international conflicts.

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