8“More Sweat, Less Blood”

If I am sometimes discouraged, it is not by the magnitude of the problem, but by our colossal indifference to it.—GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY

IPPNW, CONCEIVED AT AIRLIE HOUSE in the Virginia countryside, like the many foals born in that part of the country, was not yet a racehorse. We had taken a few uncertain steps forward—important steps to be sure, but tentative ones. We selected officers, with Chazov and myself as co-presidents, Jim Muller as secretary, and Eric Chivian as treasurer. We were without membership, without a constitution, and without a clearly defined strategic plan. There was consensus at Airlie House that we should take an activist approach, but what precisely did that mean? Indeed, the final document ...

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