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The virtue of a free man is seen to be as great in avoiding danger as in overcoming it. ...Flight at the proper time, just as well as fighting, is to be reckoned, therefore, as showing strength of mind in a man who is free;"

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Baruch Spinoza

The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.
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Chris Hedges Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. His most recent book is Death of the Liberal Class (2010).

Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quotation from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quotation reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug."

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