Posted by Manuel Oliveros on January 13, 2003 at 09:32:35:
In Reply to: Architecture of Peace posted by Marcia Pereira on January 09, 2003 at 06:13:48:
It is good to try to ensnare people towards peace, as democracy is where good intent prevails en the will of most. However, democracy is not the value, the value is justice. Peace is a subproduct of justice.
As I have read through one RAND document
“Since law is generally aconservative force, it is more likely to be observed by those more content with their lot.”
Louis Henkin, How Nations Behave: Law and Foreign Policy, New York: Praeger, 1968, p. 49.
That law be a conservative force and not an instrument for perfecting justice is worrying enough.
This said, of course public infrastructures may be thought as contributors to peace. However, in practice, and to the citizens of countries, some of such works, and their ongoing managements look more than anything as pharaonic works destined to engross the pocket of individuals already between the privileged teams.
In sort, I endear those leading this effort to avoid anything that may have such scent, in order that the people may know that peace comes helping the poor and not richer the rich.
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