Word of the Day – May 23, 2012

benevolent (adj.)

buh NE vuh luhnt

doing or inclined to do good; desiring to help others; kindly

In order to be free to develop ourselves, we must rely on an international police force to take care of international ruffians. Instead of envisioning ourselves in the role of benevolent world cops, we should be turning over our badges to international deputies of peace, who would relieve us of the responsibility of being constantly alerted for trouble. We should be working toward a united world, indivisible, with equal restraints and correspondingly equal liberties for all.
Edgar L. Jones     February 1946

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