Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thinking We're Right Is What Is Wrong with the World

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thinking We're Right Is What Is Wrong with the World

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I love quotes. In fact, I collect them. And I love history, which I have seriously studied the majority of my adult life. The two come together very nicely in my favorite quote, which the Post-Gazette has printed twice in the Almanac on Page 2. It states, "The world is divided into people who think they are right." Anonymous, by the way.

Think about it. It explains everything, historically, politically and religiously. Not the positive aspects, but the negative. It explains why we have done and continue to do whatever. Political groups, governments, regimes. Democracies, monarchies, dictatorships. Leaders who believe that they are right do what they want. An exaggeration to be sure. I apologize.

But think about it, about history. I am the right political party. I am the right religion. …

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