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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Limits Of Reason

MAD, or Mutually Assured Destruction, is a strategic concept that came into being with the atomic bomb. The only way to control nuclear arms is all sides having enough weaponry to destroy everyone else many times over. It is a rational concept.

Yet, even given that MAD is a concept of strategy arrived at by strict application of rationality, it is still insane, is it not?

Furthermore, did not Adolf Eichmann administer the Holocaust in a most rational manner, with extensive planning and record keeping?

Reason has its limits.


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