Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Whirled Peas

New York Times website headline right now: "Jubilant Iraqis Swarm the Streets of Capital". It's not over, but whatever it was, I think it had value, even with its very real costs of human life.

I find that one step on my own way to visualizing world peace is to visualize a world without any Stalinist or quasi-Stalinist governments. That's followed by one without one-party Leninist governments, religious theocracies, family kleptocracies, or authoritarian dictatorships.

What's the balance between someone's life today and the future lives of others tomorrow? I don't know, nor do I know the balance between someone's life today and someone else's freedom today. But I believe there is a balance, and it's not "never ever".