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20Mothers Fight Back

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.—WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREIndeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.—DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

SHAPING THE PUBLIC MIND, like effective teaching, requires repetition. In 1984 and 1985, I promoted the idea I called a Medical Prescription. It was conceived as a series of unilateral acts of nuclear disarmament reciprocated by the other superpower. Time and time again, people argued that this was impossible. The genie, once out, could never be rebottled. Yet the briefest reflection shows that many human practices deemed unalterable have ...

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