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Quotation by Ruth Benedict
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
Ruth Benedict (1887–1948), U.S. anthropologist. Patterns of Culture, ch. 1 (1934).
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