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Nuclear hubris

One thing that becomes clear to me when I wander into the world, and the minds, of geopolitical professionals -- government people -- is how limited and linear their thinking seems to be.

When I do so, an internal distress signal starts beeping and won't stop, especially when the issue under discussion is war and mass destruction, i.e., suicide by nukes, which has a freshly intense relevance these days as Team Trump plays war with Iran.

The question for me goes well beyond democracy -- the right of the public to have a say in what "we" do as a nation -- and penetrates the

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