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Old January 1 2014, 06:38 PM   #8
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Re: What happened to the NEw essentialists?

^ But the point was, even in times of war, the Federation can afford to be indulgent. Meaning: Having planets like Risa available for shore leave is not evidence that the Federation is lazy or decadent, it means that people can be trusted to go there, do what they like, and yet not turn soft.

Indeed, it can be argued that wartime is when places like Risa are MOST badly needed - as a release, a way to let off steam and reduce stress. Because if you don't have that, the stress will tear you apart.
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