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PostSubject: World Wars & Progressive Policies   Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:41 am

I was reading some profile of a musician yesterday -- I forget who -- and he was saying our generation is the first in many generations to leave a demonstrably worse world for our children. We were so sure, in the late 1960s, that our generation would be the one to eliminate racism, to promote equality and human rights, feminism, we would legalize recreational drugs, we would fix economic disparity and eliminate poverty.

Well, it didn't work out that way. "All you need is love" turned out to be quite wrong.

While pondering this article, it occurred to me that our generation is ALSO the first this century to not have a world war.

That's a GOOD thing, right?

Or are world wars temporary horrors that bring people together afterward, promoting unity and giving politicians the political momentum to get real improvements passed? The fifty years after WWII were some of the most progressive and productive in world history, and not just in the US.

Of course, WWI was followed by the Great Depression, so maybe this argument is full of shit.
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