Rapprochement

“The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.” J. William Fullbright

The notion that peace is somehow established by a superior force subjugating a lesser one to its will, as is the case in the wars or conflicts between nation states, companies, or individuals, is patently false. Even if you win in the “I will beat you/crush you/make you pay” game, the net effect is not peace, but the further erosion of human dignity.

The absence of conflict is not necessarily evidence of the present of peace.

One thought on “Rapprochement

  • Good to consider “human dignity,” on a personal and international level and prove it out in relationship to ourself and with others. It really does start with us as individuals for rapprochement to occur.

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