POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Man to Man

POLICIES & PRINCIPLES

There are various deterrents to war. Last week the world had a chance to inspect two.

On a gentle hillside in China's Hunan province lay 5,000 skulls, temple to temple and cheekbone to cheekbone. Four years ago, the Japanese had massacred the bearers of these heads; the Chinese government had simply placed the skulls (and neatly heaped bones) on a hill so that all the living might see what war meant. Last fortnight people outside Hunan saw this war memorial (see cut).

The other deterrent was more sophisticated. It was called UNESCO; it was composed of leading intellectuals from all over...

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