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Peace on earth?

To the editor:

Since the ongoing Afghan War is very newsworthy now, it seems appropriate to recall the great English poet Thomas Hardy’s comment in 1924 at Christmas:

“‘Peace upon earth!’ was said.

“We sing and pay a million priests to bring it.

“After two thousand years of Mass,

“we’ve got as far as poison gas.”

Penny Purtzer

New Ulm

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