The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.

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Ivan Dominic Illich (; 4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was a 20th century polymath, polyglot, philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, theologian, historian, polemic, teacher, writer, and critic of the institutions of modern Western culture. Illich himself wished to be known as a friend.

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