This is from William A. Why are we in Kosovo? Tell me, is it alive or not? Anger can at times be creative. While in captivity he, and those he was with, felt abandoned and forgotten.
Surely it will be judged, and judged severely, in both moral and metaphysical terms. What about the wind? Sometimes I think we in the United States, and Western culture generally, we hate to do that.
Second, we have to act responsibly, recognizing this unique and, if history is any guide, fleeting position the United States now enjoys, of remarkable military, political and economic influence. Louis is a case in point. How will it be remembered in the new millennium?
And, in fact, I think there is a lot for individuals to do. Though he did not understand their language, their eyes told him what he needed to know -- that they, too, would remember, and bear witness.
We have to do what we can to protect the circle of humanity against those who would divide it by dehumanizing the other.
What we all have to remember is somehow how to strike the proper balance of passion and humility. Wiesel, for your insightful discussion on the nature and consequences of indifference. Clinton, members of Congress, Ambassador Holbrooke, Excellencies, friends: Sixty years ago, its human cargo -- nearly 1, Jews -- was turned back to Nazi Germany.
President, convened in this very place. Better an unjust God than an indifferent one. So that is one short answer, that there is something we call the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What will the legacy of this vanishing century be? Medical technology is making tremendous progress. They no longer felt pain, hunger, thirst. I think it is important to recognize, however, that Iran, because of its enormous geopolitical importance over time, has been the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations.
Are we less insensitive to the plight of victims of ethnic cleansing and other forms of injustices in places near and far?"The Perils of Indifference" is no exception.
But in this speech, Wiesel also talked about what it means to be human, and how remaining indifferent to suffering and discrimination endangers not only the lives of the victims, but also the very humanity of the bystanders. Millennium Evening with Elie Wiesel THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 12, REMARKS AT MILLENNIUM EVENING THE PERILS OF INDIFFERENCE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A VIOLENT CENTURY.
In the summer ofas a teenager in Hungary, Elie Wiesel, along with his father, mother and sisters, were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz extermination camp in occupied Poland. Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference” Speech. Elie Wiesel, a Noble Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor, presented a speech as part of the Millennium Lecture Series at the White House on April 12, President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton hosted the formal lecture series.
Elie Wiesal is the president of The Elie Wiesal Foundation for Humanity, an organization created by his wife and him to fight indifference, intolerance, and injustice. Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment.
And this is one of the most important lessons of this outgoing century's wide-ranging experiments in good and evil. In the place that I come from, society was composed of three simple categories: the killers, the victims, and the bystanders.Download