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December 25, 2011 12:02 AM

JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN: Humanity fumbles its way toward a world without war — really

"Peace on Earth." It is each year's Christmas wish and indeed the great wish of the world's religions across history. Of course, any realist or cynic can tell you that this wish is an empty hope that will never come true. Oddly, the idealists who march in the streets for peace seem to agree: Peace on earth seems further away than ever.

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