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    • Humanist
    • 06.03.13 | 01:03 (IST)

    I seem to remember that the first president of the United State said the following in his Farewell Address. Would that today's government would heed his wise words. So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions;

    from the article: U.S. Republican, Democrat introduce bill to make Israel 'major strategic ally'
    First published 08:14 05.03.13 | Last updated 08:14 05.03.13
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