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History, Ideals, and Global Conflict

by Wayne McCormack The United States is having severely detrimental effects on the post-Soviet world. This short essay is a sympathetic attempt to bring our society back to its own professed ideals. In most simple terms, those ideals of liberty should lead us to leave people alone except ... Read this post »

Ukraine, American Crimes, and Self-Determination

My Russian-born wife with relatives in the Crimea has been asking me some tough questions that deserve thoughtful and sincere answers. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble with some of the answers. Here are the major questions, which are very familiar to observers of the past several years: How can the U.S. talk ... Read this post »

Is A Movement for Global Justice Possible?

by Wayne McCormack This poignant statement from Bill Moyers is 10 years old but should resonate powerfully today: Ideas have power – as long as they are not frozen in doctrine. But ideas need legs. The eight-hour day, the minimum wage, the conservation of natural resources and the protection of ... Read this post »

The Sole Superpower’s Struggle with Good and Evil

By Wayne McCormack Human beings seem to be hard-wired to think in terms of good and evil. That tendency has contributed to the violence of our world as fundamentalists viewed history as a cosmic struggle between good and evil. Less extreme, but still problematic, are some of the polemics that are ... Read this post »

Human Trafficking is Our Personal Shame

by Wayne McCormack On January 10, 2014, the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted a workshop on human trafficking. In teaching this subject for the past few years, I have been deeply moved by some 25-year-old male law students near tears after seeing portrayals in ... Read this post »

Dominant Nations and War Crimes?

By Samantha Smith To prevent atrocities occurring during war, dominant world forces must provide more leadership in limiting the consequences of warfare. In the law of armed conflict, several principles have been found across all nations and time periods, seeking to protect non-combatants to hostilities, wounded soldiers, and prisoners ... Read this post »
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