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CHAPTER 3The Imperative

Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.1

Viktor E. Frankl

This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrasts. Those that receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.2

Spock, “The Cloud Minders,” Star Trek

The “Cloud Minders” episode of the original science fiction television series Star Trek takes place on the planet Ardana. The planet’s rulers live in peaceful splendor in the beautiful city of Stratos suspended on a platform high in space. Far removed from the planet’s desolate surface, they are also far removed from the misery and violence endured by the Troglytes, who toil under slavelike ...

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