March 19, 2002

Tom Lantos on Hate, Mary

Tom Lantos on Hate, Mary Robinson, the Durban Conference, and Sept. 11: Why did Mary Robinso York Times, was American anger

reflected in an article, titled "Durban Debacle," by Rep. Tom Lantos, Democrat of California, in a recent issue of the foreign policy journal of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Lantos, a Budapest-born economist with a long and distinguished record of raising hell for human rights, wrote that "much of the responsibility for the debacle" in Durban was directly attributable to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. His conclusion:
The UN World Conference on Racism provided the world with a glimpse into the abyss of international hate, discrimination, and indeed, racism. The terrorist attacks on September 11 demonstrated the evil such hate can spawn. If we are to prevail in our war against terrorism, we must take to heart the lessons of Durban.
I haven't read the whole thing yet, having little patience with PDF files....

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