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The healing of America must start with holding Donald Trump accountable for his actions

Wednesday January 27, 2021, The Globe and Mail “The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated.” – Robert H. Jackson, opening address at the Nuremberg trials in November 1945 Although the […]

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A rigid belief in freedom is driving France and the U.S. to tragedy

Monday November 16, 2020, The Globe and Mail When my children were young, derisive “Newfie” jokes were all the rage. I didn’t allow them in my house; I’d lived in France as a student and learned enough about pre-war history to know that plural societies can exist peacefully only within an ethos of mutual respect. […]

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Will the International Criminal Court survive?

Friday October 16, 2020, The Globe and Mail The International Criminal Court is facing a life-threatening crisis. The International Criminal Court has received “gifts” with the potential to enhance its profile and reputation. Surprisingly, both these statements are true. And both have the capacity to affect the future of the tribunal. The crisis derives from […]

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A former Nazi guard’s trial shows us that indifference can be as deadly as passion

Monday July 27, 2020, The Globe and Mail Last week, a Hamburg state court found Bruno Dey, 93, a former SS tower guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, guilty of complicity in 5,232 counts of murder: the exact number of human beings destroyed during his tenure there in 1944-45. Because Mr. Dey was a boy […]

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We must not forget the Holocaust. But the way we remember will change

Saturday January 25, 2020, The Globe and Mail This month, we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and most infamous of the Nazi’s death camps. It will no doubt be a time of sombre reflection and analysis – and a pointer to whatever trends may be emerging with regard to […]

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