Something to think about, from a Letter to the Editor in the Daily Record…
Since the end of World War II 65 years ago, this is the first generation of (Western) Europeans in about 1,600 years to reach their 60’s without being ravaged by war.
This is also the first generation of Russians to reach their 60’s without being ravaged by war. The same is true for the Chinese and the Japanese.
The Cold War had its bad moments, but it was the first time in world history that two military powers within striking distance of each other resolved their differences without a war.
(From a letter by David Thorme in GREELEY, PA. posted in the Daily Record)