By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 22, 2021
Dear President Joe Biden,
Congratulations and best wishes!
The Pope of your church in October 2020 wrote these words:
“We can no longer think of war as a solution, because its risks will probably always be greater than its supposed benefits. In view of this, it is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war’. Never again war!”242
At footnote 242, Pope Francis
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We’ve all heard about the Paris climate agreement, which ought to be
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