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Why is cyclooctatetraene neither aromatic or anti-aromatic?

(I can explain why it isn't aromatic (4n+2 fails), but i can't explain why it isn't anti-aromatic)

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    Its reactivity (instability) may not be high enough to be classified as anti-aromatic. [Actual data on this are not easily available.]

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