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Words of wisdom from a victim of war

When we hear the escalating drumbeat of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney marching us off to war with Iran, remember the words of the 15-year-old Holocaust victim Anne Frank:

"I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago!

"Until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged [and] everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown will be destroyed and disfigured."

Patrick Wilson, Bel Air

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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