The Macedonian Tendency: Hypocrisy and Gareth Evans

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hypocrisy and Gareth Evans

By David Edenden

Listen and understand.
Hypocrisy can't be bargained with.
It can't be reasoned with.
It doesn't feel pity.
It doesn't feel remorse.
It doesn't feel fear.
Hypocrisy will not stop, ever,
until the needs of the
"national interest of the state"
are satisfied.

Below is an address from our favorite hypocrite, Gareth Evans. fearless leader of the "International Crisis Croup". Please read the article carefully and behold, with awe, the full power of hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy, Democracy, War and Peace:
International Crisis Group -
Gareth Evans
16 June 2007

Dinner Keynote Address by Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group, to Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Conference on Democracy in Contemporary Global Politics, Talloires, France,

Hypocrisy and Democracy
There are quite a few things we've learned about democracy promotion over the last few years, and most of them have emerged pretty clearly in course of discussion at this conference, so I will not labour too long over familiar ground.
First, it is obvious now to just about everyone that democracy or at least liberal democracy, the only kind that means anything is about much more than holding elections. Protection of human rights, especially minority rights and those related to freedom of expression, and respect for the rule of law, are indispensable concomitants.

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