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  •  Yes. I find many modern Social States (2+ / 0-)
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    isabelle hayes, RiveroftheWest

    in places like Europe to be highly exceptional but having given up their Imperial aspirations. Germany, which was only briefly unified (1871-1918, rogue from 1939-1945) has given up all Imperial aspirations but has become a model of democracy and manages to have better economic, healthcare, and political climates these days that we do.

    We're not "exceptional". We just happen to have more guns. Our standard of living, our press freedoms, our political freedoms and many other measurements are far below many other countries.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:31:24 PM PST

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