Re: Tolerance strategies (was: Two Essays on the violence...) (fwd)

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 15:07:10 MDT

>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
>Subject: Re:

>In the long run, it does. Sure, there will be setbacks, but a closed
>society is self-defeating: even if it wins one war, its closedness
>will cause it to fall even further behind and lose the power to
>maintain itself. It will be beseiged by rebellion from within.

The western democracies in Europe are more closed than America. I don't see
them crumbling. In fact, many have made a good case that they are better off
than we are. Their living standards are higher....

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