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uk canada goose Americans prefer not to think about, and rarely allow elections to turn on, foreign policy. Events, however, are not cooperating. Trotsky probably did not really say this, but someone should: “You may not be interested in war, but war is canada goose parka outlet interested in you.” uk canada goose.

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