Ideology: Home Truths

From the drone of U.N. debate, the words of British Foreign Secretary Lord Home stood out with freshness and clarity.

∙ON THE RULE OF LAW: "The task of diplomacy is reconciliation, justice and order. I emphasize justice and order. They are the pillars of stability. Some people are suspicious ... as though the rule of law were a mere trick to freeze the status quo. It is quite the opposite. Its observance is the sine qua non of peaceful change. The rule of law is a lesson learned from centuries of human experience, from many mistakes and much suffering...

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