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Yes, there is a dark energy in the world — egocentric, full of fear and hate. It leads to violence, cruelty and oppression. But outside Atlanta on Aug. 20, we were shown another path. And given the intense response to what happened there, just maybe we are getting ready to take it.
Elissa Hulin Peterson, of Minneapolis, is a psychologist and is president of the Sullivan Ballou Fund.
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