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Monday, February 03, 2003

Gen. Omar Bradley, a hero of World War II, delivered a speech in Boston in 1948 that is remarkably appropriate for the violent and chaotic world of 2003. "The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom," he said, "power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets. We know more about war than we know of peace, more about killing than we know about living." -- from Bob Herbert's NY Times column today. Interesting that 1948 was the year that George Orwell wrote 1984. How is it that they could see so clearly then where we were headed, when so few now can see where we are?