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    On May 23, 2012 JackForest wrote:

     I just watched Episode two of Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow". It's a debate between Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz. In it Horowtiz states that war is the natural state of human beings and has been for millennia. That human beings are always trying to gain one up on each other through conquest. He also praised the checks of balances introduced by America's "founding fathers" to ensure that no single part of the government every gained too much power.

    Obviously they did this because they recognized that power is a drug and that human beings cannot be trusted to always wield it justly and nobly. Instead their greed and vanity will often triumph.

    Interesting to contrast such thoughts against Thich Naht Hanh's.

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