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December 27, 2012

Knee-jerk reactions to the massacre at a school in Connecticut have been distressing because, in too many cases, they have been displays of what politicians do best — suggest quick, politically......

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Jan-01-13 8:34 PM

No one seems to notice that heterogeneous countries have more violence that homogeneous countries, which is because individuals who are (or feel) short changed in heterogeneous countries have someone else or group to blame other than themselves. Such behavioral problems were few in most European countries, but this is changing rapidly with immigration and subsequent intermixing of vastly different ethnic groups in countries that, themselves, just emerged from centuries of what by any measure was ethnic cleansing. Its a bit like the different levels of violence in rural areas and states vs. that in urban areas and states here in America. Without rapid assimilation, prospects for a lessening of violence are not good either here or in Europe.

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