More epigraphs! From The Economy of Cities, by Jane Jacobs (1969):
A few years ago the United States and the European Common Market engaged in what was called a chicken war. Each was trying to push its surfeit of chickens off onto the other. But this does not mean that the industrialized and urban economies of the United States and Western Europe were built upon surfeits of chickens.From "Why I'm a Pacifist" by Nicholson Baker in the May issue of Harper's:
When are we going to grasp the essential truth? War never works. It never has worked. It makes everything worse.