The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other.
We expect them (Salvadoran officials) to work toward the elimination of human rights.
Contrary to what Jacques Chirac maintained, globalization is not a “cultural steamroller.” It is and always has been an engine of enrichment. Think, for example, how the French artistic sensibility was revitalized by the discovery – or rather fuller knowledge – of Japanese painting afforded at the end of the nineteenth century, or by the […]
Cultural cross-fertilizations are indifferent to political antagonisms. It was during the first half of the seventeenth century, when France and Spain were frequently at war, that the creative influence of Spanish literature on the French was particularly marked. The eighteenth century, which saw repeated conflict between France and England, was also the period when the […]
As long as we can keep our international relations in the realm of conference rather than open conflict, we are giving truth more time to vindicate itself. And what we ourselves need is more faith in the power of truth.