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Calling A Ceasefire In The Culture Wars

Are words weapons?

Christmas 1914, five months after World War I began, British and German soldiers laid down their weapons, climbed out of their trenches, and played a game of football.

There’s no need for hyperbole here. They hadn’t been debating each other’s “right to exist” or engaging in “stochastic terrorism.” They weren’t inflicting some abstract…



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Steve QJ

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