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Slate: War Is a Long, Messy Hell

2012-05-09

War Is a Long, Messy Hell And it’s more important than ever that we try to prevent it in the first place.

By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 3:10 PM ET

Without peace and stability, there are impediments to solving every other challenge that we have looked at in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 series. Armed conflict is a major global problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poorest. Not a single low-income country afflicted by violence has achieved even one of the eight Millennium Development goals. 

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