One evening, after a lecture, Helen Keller invited questions from the audience. Someone asked: “Miss Keller, if you could have but one wish granted, what would it be?” What a question! As you know, Helen Keller was sightless and deaf. Her only contact with the world was through the sense of touch. Even the question from the audience had to be communicated in this manner. Surely her wish would be for sight, or hearing! Instead, Helen Keller replied, “I would wish for world peace.”
During World War I, England’s Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, was discussing the prospects for permanent peace with his Foreign Minister. The Foreign Minister was cynical about MacDonald’s idealistic hopes for lasting peace among nations. He…
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