In Other Words

FOR PEACE?

Who is for peace?

For instantaneous and grandly choral response, consider the United Nations (UN): from the founding 51 in1945, to the last and 193rd joining member, South Sudan—Thursday, July 14, 2011—everybody everywhere is for peace. And with signatures to prove it.Its founding was “a victory against war itself” (U.S. president Harry Truman, laying out the common commitment of all “to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another”; also “to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest.”

I tremble …

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