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By using wrong methods, or even by using right methods at the improper time, the leaders of a nation attain the very opposite of what they strive for. It is for this reason that today the search after peace is bringing them farther from it. A very old Far Eastern text, the Book of Changes, declares, "If the military defense of a state is carried to such extreme that it provokes wars which annihilate the state, there is failure."

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 332

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