11/07/2004

Pacification: Worth the Price?

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Kathy Kelly: Pacification: Worth the Price?

For the past several days, I've been asking friends to help me understand the term "pacify." No explanation seemed satisfactory until one friend bluntly said, "Look, it means you want to win the peace. So you eliminate anyone who might disturb your peace. You suppress them, or terrify them, or remove them, or kill them."

"Just like what Saddam Hussein did?" I murmured. "Right," my friend said.

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