Tuesday, January 28, 2003

A Word of Encouragement

The following quote comes from Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of the United Nations General Assembly and Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The quote is reproduced from an article in today’s National Post, which is well worth reading.

We should exhibit a sympathetic understanding of the heavy international burden borne by the United States, not of its own imperial choosing but caused in part by the unavoidable withdrawal of other states from certain of these responsibilities, or if you prefer, from imperial power and privilege. Above all, as American difficulties increase we should resist any temptation to become smug and superior: “You are bigger but we are better.” Our own experience, as we wrestle with our own problems, gives us no ground for any such conviction.

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