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Golden Arches, Silver Towers

Does the increasing concentration of wealth around the world – and the international diversification that goes with it – militate against nuclear war?

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After I asserted last week that “the stand-off with Russia is more dangerous than you think” – citing Graham Allison’s argument in  “The Thucydides Trap” and a new warning conveyed by the “doomsday clock” of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – a friend wrote, The main difference [between the current situation and Athens-Sparta rivalry in ancient Greece] is that Spartans didn’t send their children to school at Oxford, nor did they have trillions invested in the Turks and Caicos, the Med, London, and other hotspots where the Russians like to stash their loot (both human and financial). All these hillbillies