The fact that the world is eagerly signing a treaty that is not yet available in all the U.N.’s official languages says a lot about the magical thinking behind it. It doesn’t matter what the treaty says: What matters to many treaty advocates is how the treaty makes them feel.When feelings are substituted for rational assessment, ask yourself why. Feelings can be tricky. What produces a rush or a tingle at first can sometimes morph into a tool for tyranny.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fantasy over fact
There's been a rush of nations to sign the UN's Arms Trade Treaty. But do those signing even know what they're signing? Heritage.org notes: