Letters: Sep. 25, 2000

A Visionary for the U.N.

"Kofi Annan's conviction that the world community has to respond to genocide and human tragedies must become a global ethic." ROBERT E. GRIFFIN Forty Fort, Pa.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan shows courageous leadership in advocating humanitarian intervention in countries where innocent civilians are being brutalized [WORLD, Sept. 4]. He rightfully maintains that national sovereignty should not shield ethnic cleansing. Yet the world cannot rely on the military in every crisis. There are instances when disciplined and trained unarmed civilians have performed valuable peacekeeping roles. An international campaign is under way to organize a global nonviolent peace...

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