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Hate begets hate, violence engenders violence, hypocrisy is answered by hypocrisy, war generates war, and love creates love.  - Pitirim Sorokin
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Bio: Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin was a Russian American sociologist born in modern-day Komi. An academic and political activist in Russia, he emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1923. In 1930 at age 40, Sorokin was personally requested by the president of Harvard University to accept a position there. At Harvard, he founded the Department of Sociology.

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