War and Peace

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February 22, 2011
The Liberty Papers
by Brad Warbiany  
Posted in Commentary

"While I’m not a believer in either the societal or personal fatalism espoused by Tolstoy, one can make an argument that what 'had to be done' was to crumble the final vestiges of feudalism’s legitimacy in society. This can’t occur by overthrowing a single despot. Political change of that magnitude must be jarring enough to destroy even the memory of what came before it. Society, like a phoenix, must be destroyed and rise from its own ashes to build anew." (02/21/11)


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