Buried in Yahoo News ‘Opinion’

…was this little gem:

The spoiling of war
War correspondents need not retire yet – peace isn’t blanketing the planet. But a number of scholarly thinkers who tally up wars find a sharp decline in armed conflicts over the past decade. And current wars are inflicting far fewer casualties

Needless to say, we won’t see these statistics anytime soon on the front page of Pravda, because counteraction is bad when you’ve an agenda.

These scholarly studies help counteract a media impression of rising and bloodier conflicts. They also help sift out the excuses for war from their underlying causes, which often lie in a long and historic battle over which ideas will keep uplifting all of humanity.

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