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Perfection

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Submitted by Julian Zed (Canada), Nov 24, 2006 at 10:19

Perhaps it is "the best" , i.e. perfection, rather than "better" that is the enemy of the good. The U.S. seems hamstrung by the inability to accept anything less than perfection. Legislators demand it. The American media -- and the world's -- demand it. There must be elections before there is stability or the rule of law. Prisons they run abroad must be free of abuse, a goal that could never be achieved at home. Impossible standards sap the will of the people.

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