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One of the most popular living poets in the United States, Billy Collins was born in New York City in 1941. Collins is the author of nine books of poetry,[…]

We should be over war, Collins says.

Billy Collins: Well alternatives to war.  Again, I was listening to a talk earlier today which talked about lifting Idi Amin out of Uganda and placing him somewhere else without destroying the whole country.  I mean ways of neutralizing dictators that are less . . . or that are more humane and less destructive than just an all-out war on the country.  I think a leader that would have a more inventive sense of strategies, because we need some new paradigm.  I mean war is; it should be . . . we should be over that whole paradigm of just throwing our youngest people into the face of danger.

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