„All interstate wars intensify aggression – maximize it“

—  Murray Rothbard, Context: All interstate wars intensify aggression – maximize it … some wars are even more unjust than others. In other words, all government wars are unjust, although some governments have less unjust claims… As quoted in an interview in Reason magazine (February 1973) http://www.antiwar.com/orig/rothbard_on_war.html.
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—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
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—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
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„There is no doubt that all nations are aggressive; it is the nature of man.“

—  Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865
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