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I had hoped to bring about world peace as I promised last month, but this can't wait

By Julian Gough   June 2009

I had hoped to bring about world peace as I promised last month, but this can’t wait.

The inflicting of a famine on one’s people for a political purpose is always painful, but sometimes necessary, as the Soviet, Chinese and US governments all found in the 20th century. The Great American Famine has been by far the most successful and long-running. But its costs now outweigh its benefits and it should be ended.

The background to the Great American Famine is often misunderstood. At the height of the cold war, it was clear that America’s leadership class needed the best…

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