have to confess I don't know exactly what Norway is, but it's certainly not a place. Nor a country. Not even an outline on a map. It's something that lives inside the mind of a people who can't tell you what evil is, that doesn't know malice toward others, that interprets all that happens day-to-day as the necessary result of a higher order dictated by a shared knowledge based on the values of a community or a village
OBSTACLE COURSE Is it conceivable to accept a partial and incomplete democracy to avoid war? Yes, absolutely. But let's take the notion a step further. To preserve peace is it possible to pull out a band-aid called fake democracy and apply it to a wounded state that’s really a fiction, one that exists in name alone amid unresolved and probably insoluble problems.