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January 13, 2014

Shribman: Anomie or achievement?

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Since the chances of confronting budget, revenue, tax structure and entitlement policy are just about nil for 2014, how about a national debate on our national security profile and priorities — in a year in which Iran and North Korea remain deadly threats, terrorism may be a resurgent danger, China will assert itself commercially and perhaps militarily, and Russia may be emerging as an even more unsettling rival.

Anomie has a cure, and it is serious engagement in vital questions.

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North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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