|I wonder how you think about Remembrance Day? It is such an institution now and red poppies are everywhere, and their sales are the single biggest fundraiser for the Royal British Legion that does excellent work for servicemen. It is all about mourning those who have lost their lives in war, which is right and proper, and giving thanks for our freedom that so many don’t enjoy in their own countries. All this is good.
But sometimes I wonder. Is that enough? Are we really giving any thought to the prevention of war in the future, the futile waste of young lives? Sometimes there are no alternatives to war – but surely all other options need to be tried even if they fail. The think-tank Ecclesia has launched an appeal, asking
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What do you think?