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January 14, 2007

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Ben Hyde

"Existential threat" isn't a very satisfactory term, is it? Extreme and exceptional actions, such as taking a nation to war, always demand extreme and exceptional justifications. Pushing the big red button ain't ordering espressos. "Threatens their existence" would be a step back toward the real nature of the problem.

Ben Hyde

Here's a fine example of how to use existential threats to juice up your PR: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6214655.stm

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