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09/04/2019

WHat does I prefer the most unfair peace to the righteous war mean?

QUESTION
WHat does I prefer the most unfair peace to the righteous war mean?
its by marcus cicero i need a 500 word essay on the belifs in this statement!

ANSWER
I answered this question last night but my answer disappeared.

So I agree it is a strange statement and seems ridiculous but then I thought about it with the emphasis on war rather than peace it makes more sense.

Look up the definition of war. perhaps this:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/war/

War is not merely fighting or standing up for what you believe in, it is armed political violence and many people inevitably die.

The Crusades were a righteous war. Hitler lead a righteous war.
Just because it is righteous, does not mean it is acceptable. killing others (especially innocent bystanders) in order to enforce your point is never the answer.

I think it was Christopher Hitchens who said something like, “Humans only have 2 ways to settle a dispute, conversation and war.” I think Cicero was failing at instituting peace at the time, so I assume this is where he is coming from.

Hope this helps.