• I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction... I believe that even amid today's mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow... I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.'s acceptance speech on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964.
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