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I am against the whole cliche of the moment.


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I'm against ignorance. I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking. I'm against fashionable thinking. I am against the whole cliché of the moment.



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Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.



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Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.



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A total nuclear freeze is counterproductive - especially now, when technology is rapidly changing and the Soviets have some important strategic advantages.





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